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Admont Benedictine Monastery

Admont Benedictine Monastery lies in the market town of Admont in Austria at the entrance to the Gesäuse National Park. It was founded in the year 1074 by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg and is thus the oldest extant foundation in Styria. The Admont Benedictines attempt to live by the Rule of St. Benedict (“house rules” for a monastic community), which through its breadth and depth has achieved much of important over the centuries and indubitably offers orientation for the future. The rhythm of their life is stamped by prayer, the fulfilment of manifold tasks in pastoral care, education, culture and in social areas and through the personal deepening of their lives. In this God is always the central point. This is especially true of the life style of the Admont Benedictines whereby the church is seen as the centre of the foundation. In addition to serving 26 parishes, the Monastery runs a nursing home in Frauenberg, a secondary school and further businesses which have roughly 500 secular employees. The main cultural attraction of the Monastery is the Baroque library and the new large museum. Nearness to God and the faith that determines the life of the monks can be felt throughout the whole Monastery grounds. This is also true of the library and museum and equally for the gardens around our house. Thus Admont Monastery is a spiritual, cultural and economic centre of important far beyond the region.

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkover 5 years ago

    Stunning lighting…wonderful colors, textures and detail that just pop of the page!

  • Hi Beve.Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Robert C Richmond
    Robert C Richmondover 5 years ago

    Very nice presentation. Your perspective works well here.

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 5 years ago

    Stunning Paolo!

  • Hi Denis.I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • suncent
    suncentover 5 years ago

    what great place °!°

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Meike
    Meikeover 5 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful image!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    Stunning work again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I’m happy that you enjoy this photo.

    – paolo1955

  • tessabishop
    tessabishopover 5 years ago

    Fabulous image – what an incredible space!

  • Hi Tessa,Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Lauri7
    Lauri7over 5 years ago

    Wow, what an image!! You have captured the inside of this building really well!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • bamagirl38
    bamagirl38over 5 years ago

    Oh Paolo!!!!! I’m speechless!!! Stunning…….

  • Ciao Bonita..guess what? It was forbidden take shot in that place but I couldn’t resist…lmao

    – paolo1955

  • bamagirl38
    bamagirl38over 5 years ago

    LOL!!!!!!!!!! Well, the next time you take one there, Im going with you ! LOL

  • As always say my wife I’m a brat….I can’t resist…lol

    – paolo1955

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