Thursday, August 04, 2011

Monastery at Papa Stronsay

TRANSALPINE REDEMPTORISTS. A new article on this religious order can be seen at the New Liturgical Movement: Papa Stronsay, the New Northern Thebaid.
“The more isolated and cold the island seems to be, the more warm and hearty is the welcome by the Redemptorists.”
The original Thebaid was a large desert region in southern Egypt; due to the immorality of the Roman Empire, Christians came to this region to live out a holy life in isolation, and so began the monastic life. The Orkney Islands of Scotland are likewise isolated, and the island of Papa Stronsay is known to have had a monastery from the 6th through 11th centuries.

Click here for a map of the island.

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