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Prokulus Kirche Naturns

The swinging Saint

In the village Naturns in the Valley of Vinschgau we visited a small church from the 8th century with the oldest fresco ever found in the german speaking area. Especially a Saint sitting on a rope makes all people curious. So our very educated guide told us he has 34 different theses about this picture in his house. And if we would write further one we surely would find another wonderful theory. So please go ahead with your fantasy: Who is this person and what is he doing? The cows from the backside of the church will always give you a great smile!

Villa Meran

Making dreams real – SDS!

The Salvatorian Sisters are wonderful hosts and able to make dreams real in different ways! In Meran we have stayed already in there nice old guest house “Villa Schönblick” for a relaxing holiday. In Beit Emmaus near Ramallah we visited a nursing home run by those Sisters. On some of our earlier trips to the Holy Land we visited Sr. Hildegard Enzenhofer who originaly comes from Upper Austria. She is responsible for this nursing home which is in the small village of Qubeibe / Emmaus. Here the Franciscan brothers take care of a church and small monastery commemorating the story of the two disciples of Jesus going there after they realised that her master was dead. Before the Israeli “separation barrier” cut of the village completely from nearby Jersualem we once visted her with good old jewish friends who made Aliya (Came to Israel from the USA) in 1948 but never have been to this interesting village in their neighbourhood. It was really a fascinating meeting for all of us! With the help of many …