Friday, May 27, 2011

The monastery of lax morals

This is one of the most important Catholic religious centers in the world, which houses one of the most important relics in Christianity: fragments of the True Cross. Despite such high responsibility, routine in this Cistercian monastery in Rome was anything but dedicated to the contemplative life. As reported by the Italian daily 'La Stampa' and other international media, the monks gave concerts at which he Nobili Sister Anna, a dancer-turned-nun nightclubs, who performed dances with a cross.

This show was featured in 2009 by Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican's culture department. For his performance, Nobili - which states that uses dance as a form of prayer - lies with his arms crossed in front of the altar and grab a crucifix or bends and turns as if it were the routines of a bar.

Pope Benedict XVI, in his policy of cleaning the church, has decided to scatter the living Cistercian monastery, after an investigation conducted by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. The center was long under the watchful eye of Vatican which last year suspended the abbot Fiorasco Simone, a former fashion designer, due to poor economic and spiritual situation of the abbey.

Among other things, this religious helped open a hotel, the Domus Sessoriana "limousine service 24 hours a day. The venue also hosted in 2008 at the famous pop diva Madonna, who took the occasion to take a few moments of prayer. Nevertheless, a hotel spokesman said that work separate from the monastery and will remain open.

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