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Unlikely Monastery
Unlikely Monastery

I was dragged here by my friend John, who had joined the order of Monks stationed at this parish. I thought there would be feasting in stone halls. In fact, the monks lived in the portable beside the church, which is so small it can barely be seen in this photo, shot from accross the street while crouching in a ditch. It was an odd weekend, with ducks blood soup, and drunken novitiates chain smoking in the rectory basement.

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Unlikely Monastery

I was dragged here by my friend John, who had joined the order of Monks stationed at this parish. I thought there would be feasting in stone halls. In fact, the monks lived in the portable beside the church, which is so small it can barely be seen in this photo, shot from accross the street while crouching in a ditch. It was an odd weekend, with ducks blood soup, and drunken novitiates chain smoking in the rectory basement.

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