The Monk Bought Lunch? Cemeteries Are Seeking Breathing Clientele!
- "The Monk bought lunch....ha, ha...yea, he bought a
Jim Morrison and the Doors: Song- The Soft Parade.
Desperate for Income, Cemeteries Are Seeking Breathing
PHILADELPHIA The dinner was first-class, with
butlers serving hors doeuvres 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 citys 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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