Do not still drink only water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake, and thy frequent infirmities.
Oooh, I didn't know there were still active monasteries in Europe. (Besides in Mt. Athos, of course).
Wonderful!I visited and know the Nuns from Regina Laudis in CT (taught in a seminary not far from them)...they are the "real thing"!
Ingemar, Is that a joke?
HJW:Only slightly. Yes, it really depends on where in Europe you look, because even "Catholic" countries like Italy and Spain have high (and increasing) rates of atheism and Mohammedism. But I suppose someone needs to stick around to make world-famous beer.When I was a youth in the Philippines, I wouldn't have to look hard to find a nun in habit. When I moved to the States, I didn't know that they even had nuns (but later I was told it was because they don't wear habits).I wouldn't idealize Philippine or Latin American Catholicism. While they've kept a lot of Catholic traditions that have died out (in Europe), there's also a lot of syncretism. The Philippines in particular has a lot of weird, Protestant-inspired cults.BTW, I don't even speak Italian but I was able to understand about 30% of the video. Learning Spanish helps.
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