Monday, March 22, 2010

Famous Swiss Benedictine Convent of Claro (Monastero di Santa Maria Assunta)

As you can see the convent is located on the side of a mountain, the Claro.  Cardinal Ratzinger came here more than once to visit.  We came for sung Mass in Latin on New Year's Day (thanks, Don Moore!). 

The chapel depicted in the second photo is located at the bottom of the hill.  

The convent can only be reached in this exciting manner - you ring the porter and then you are lifted up above the forest and up the hill in this orange funivia ski lift.  A great view of the Swiss Alps!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this:-) May God bless and protect these nuns!