Thursday, December 03, 2009

A world of weird

They're

Lutheran Benedictines.

Is the world weirder than anyone could imagine?

Why yes. Yes it is.

9 comments:

Mark Scott Abeln said...

I once read a spy novel where the protagonist dug a secret tunnel under a cemetery with the help of Lutheran monks.

D McLean said...

Were they albinos?

Anonymous said...

Not so weird, really. Now if they were old-rite Lutheran monks ...

The young fogey said...
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The young fogey said...

They're fewer than Anglican monks and nuns but they exist. I think a convent of Swedish Benedictine nuns became Roman Catholic. One abbey limps along in the Church of Sweden as does St Augustine's House in Michigan, with never more than two or three monks at a time, started about 50 years ago by an American, Arthur Kreinheder, who became a Church of Sweden priest. (It's next to a Sylvestrine Benedictine monastery that moved there a year after Fr Arthur got started. The Lutherans' chapel is better.)

Anonymous said...

You didn't find the mobile fetching? And I thought they were Dominicans - Lutheran Dominicans!!!

Felix said...

if some Anglican Benedictines don't accept B16's offer, they could join up with the Lutheran Benedictines

anything but the obvious and true.

'cause we don't want to acknowledge that Martin and Henry got it wrong ...

bob said...

Henry is the one who got it wrong