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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.

  • Posted by: - 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.