Monastery of St. Dionysios

One of the stops on our trip to Mt. Olympus last year was the Monastery of St. Dionysios, near Litochoro. The old monastery was established in the 16th century and was unfortunately destroyed by the Germans during the Second World War. The new one was build some kilometers away from the ruins and its church is in the traditional Orthodox style that you can find all around the Balkans.

Stift Klosterneuburg

Klosterneuburg is a little town just outside of Vienna. It has a big Catholic monastery that I got to visit today. It was founded in the twelfth century by St. Leopold, whose wife Agnes, way more impressively, had 22 children – 11 from her first marriage to a duke that died and 11 from her second to Leopold. She was also the sister of the Roman Emperor Henry V.

So anyway, yeah. 22 children.

I’ll give you a second to imagine that.


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