28 June 2009

Vigil of the Apostles Ss. Peter and Paul

The Lord said to Peter: When thou wast younger, thou didst gird thyself, and didst walk where thou wouldst: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and lead thee whither thou wouldst not: and this He said, signifying by what death he should glorify God.

After Divine Liturgy in the morning, Henri asked us and some other students if we would like to join him for an excursion to Stift Admont, a Benedictine monastery about an hour south of Gaming.

The largest monastery library in Europe

The monastery church

Leaving Admont, we headed further West for about an hour and a half to Hallstatt to have dinner. Hallstatt is a small mining town famous for its ancient Celtic roots and its fabulous scenery.

The Hallst├Ąttersee

The town center

From the Catholic church, which is up on the hillside, there is a great view of the town and lake beneath. The steeple belongs to the Protestant church, which is on the lakeside.
The cemetery overlooking the lake

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