Nuns pray in the chapel at Convent at St. John Mustair, a world-famous Benedictine Convent and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in the 8th century, it has been home to Benedictine nuns since the 12th Century. Eleven make their home behind closed walls, living a life of commitment to poverty and celibacy. Each nun has her work and they come together for Christian prayer and meals.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Alps_National Geographic magazine 2/2006