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The Monk Bought Lunch? Cemeteries Are Seeking Breathing Clientele!

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  • Joschka Fisher
    The Monk bought lunch....ha, ha...yea, he bought a little! Jim Morrison and the Doors: Song- The Soft Parade.
    Message 1 of 1 , May 25, 2007
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      "The Monk bought lunch....ha, ha...yea, he bought a
      Jim Morrison and the Doors: Song- The Soft Parade.

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      Desperate for Income, Cemeteries Are Seeking Breathing


      PHILADELPHIA — The dinner was first-class, with
      butlers serving hors d’oeuvres and the strains of
      “Blue Danube” tastefully muffling the festive din.
      This nine-course re-creation of the last supper aboard
      an ill-fated ocean liner was the culmination of
      Titanic Day at Laurel Hill Cemetery, one of a growing
      number of historic cemeteries to rebrand themselves as
      destination necropolises for weekend tourists.

      Historic cemeteries, desperate for money to pay for
      badly needed restorations, are reaching out to the
      public in ever more unusual ways, with dog parades,
      bird-watching lectures, Sunday jazz concerts, brunches
      with star chefs, Halloween parties in the crematory
      and even a nudie calendar.

      Laurel Hill, the resting place of six Titanic victims,
      promotes itself as an “underground museum.” The
      sold-out Titanic dinner, including a tour of
      mausoleums, joined the “Dead White Republicans” tour
      (“the city’s power brokers, in all their glory and in
      all their shame”), the “Birding Among the Buried”
      tour, and “Sinners, Scandals and Suicides,” including
      a visit to the grave of “a South Philly gangster who
      got whacked when he tried to infiltrate the Schuylkill
      County numbers racket.”


      What did he say - The Monk Bought Lunch?
      Why did he say that?

      excerpt from Monks: Wikipedia
      The monks in the Middle Ages lived in a monastery,
      similar to a modern boarding school. Most monasteries
      were shaped like a cross so they would remember Jesus
      Christ, who died on a cross. The monastery had three
      vows: obedience, chastity, and poverty, which made up
      the evangelical counsels. Obedience meant that monks
      were willing to obey the Catholic Church, as
      represented by the abbot (head of the monastery),
      chastity meant that since they were willing to
      dedicate their lives to God, they sacrifice the love
      between men and women and would not marry; poverty
      meant they lived their lives of sharing, and shared
      all their possessions within the community and for the
      poor and would not hold back for themselves.

      Monks grew their own food and shared their work in the
      monastery. Some of the more qualified monks were set
      to more challenging tasks, while others did mundane
      work according to their abilities. The monks spent on
      average about seven hours work every day, except
      Sundays, which was the day of rest.

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