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#oneaday 11 – Believing in Simplicity

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Hearing Roman Catholic monks doing an actual Gregorian chant in a stone hall before the evening meal was perhaps the most chillingly beautiful experience of my life.

The Franciscan monk we were visiting in Rome apologised for the simplicity of the meal. Only 3 types of egg, 5 types of cheese, 4 types of bread and 6 types of vegetable were on offer.

After the meal, we climbed to the monastary roof and looked over the Vatican City, gleaming in the setting December sun.

It seemed like a normal family Christmas holiday at the time. In hindsight…?

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Written by Weefz

19 January, 2011 at 2:59 am

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  1. Sounds absolutely lovely! And reminds me of the scene in Lost In Translation where Scarlett Johanson didn’t feel anything in a similar situation. I imagine it must be kinda scary not to.

    Cody Winn

    25 January, 2011 at 11:12 am


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