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Chaplain Offers Mass in Iraqi Monastery

Thanks to Taylor Marshall for the heads up on this. Inspiring.

This is a great story. A friend of mine Father Jeff Whorton is a married Catholic priest (former Anglican priest under the Pastoral Provision) recently offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in an abandoned monastery in Mosul, Iraq (allegedly ancient Ninevah). It is the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq and it was recently rediscovered (see Smithsonian article). In the 1700s, 150 were martyred at this location. Today it lies in ruins.
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Giovanni A. Cattaneo said...

And using the correct orientation no less.

Deo Gratia.

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