Let’s create a fasting cube

The christians are called to do three things during Lent season: to pray, to fast and to give. Lent is a time for inner conversion, where one does not only think about oneself, but tries to disclaim in favor of others and seeks the dialog to God. How can I make the Lent expericnece in the family? Have you ever created a fasting cube? On this page you find a template. You can print it at home, color and design it. On the surfaces oft the cube you can write or paint what you want to dispese during lent days. So, let’s start! Together we are strong. Let’s prepare for the greatest feast of Christianity – Easter. wuerfel_leer_vorlage-1.pdf

10 Commandments from Pope John XXIII.

10 tips for living a better life – from Pope John XXIII 1. Only for today, I will seek to live the livelong day positively without wishing to solve the problems of my life all at once. 2. Only for today, I will take the greatest care of my appearance: I will dress modestly; I will not raise my voice; I will be courteous in my behavior; I will not criticize anyone; I will not claim to improve or to discipline anyone except myself. 3. Only for today, I will be happy in the certainty that I was created to be happy, not only in the other world but also in this one. 4. Only for today, I will adapt to circumstances, without requiring all circumstances to be adapted to my own wishes. 5. Only for today, I will devote... read more

Water Light Festival 2020 in the monastery

The Brixen Water Light Festival powered by durst celebrates this year its fourth edition and takes place from 8th to 31st May 2020 in Brixen/ South Tyrol. On the fourth edition, the festival is extended with installations also in Fortezza/Franzensfeste, Chiusa/Klausen and Novacella/Neustift. Local as well as international artists will transform the water sites of Bressanone/Brixen and surrounding area into a unique light ocean through creative ideas and different light installations. Reflections on ecological, economic and social aspects related to water are the basis of all artistic considerations. The installations in Novacella/Neustift can be visited in the Castel Sant’Angelo. More than 20 fountains, the impressive confluence of the two rivers Isarco/Eisack and Rienza/Rienz and other numerous historic and cultural treasures were set in scene with different light and artwork installations. Under the motto “Water is life – light is art”,... read more

Harvest 2019: an eventful vintage year, but with good results

With the harvest of the Riesling grapes at the end of October, this year’s wine harvest was largely completed. Only in a selected vineyard above the monastery some Riesling grapes are still hanging. The capricious weather conditions left its mark in the vineyards, so the diligent work of our winegrowers was even more important. The frost night in May and the hailstorm in August put the vegetation in the vineyard to a hard test. Nevertheless, thank to the wonderful autumn weather with warm days and cold nights the harvest went very well. „We expect a vintage that reflects our terroir. The young wines present themselves very fruity and typical of their variety, with fresh and pleasant acidity.“ – summarizes our winemaker Celestino Lucin. All in all, 2019 presents itself as a good vintage with lower quantity but convincing levels of quality.