Monastic penance, anyone?
By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 28, 2003
From the Green Bay (WI) News-Chronicle:
The victim said the attacks occurred in the hot tub at the St. Norbert Abbey in August or September of 1988, when he was 14 years old.
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Posted by: AveMaria580 -
Oct. 28, 2003 3:07 PM ET USA
Why would an abbey have a hot tub? Did they have a wide-spread problem with arthritis? My uncle got my aunt one for that? I get the impression, however, that impaired mobility and stiff joints were not among the problems at this abbey.
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Oct. 28, 2003 2:04 PM ET USA
A hot tub? In a monastery? Somehow, I doubt this was what St. Norbert had in mind with his "Spiritus iugis paenitentiae"... Must have lost something in the translation.