Thursday, 13 November 2008

Cats and Nuns.





I remember reading a newspaper article some years ago about a Orthodox convent in Greece where the nuns regard it as their religious duty to give shelter and sustenance to any cats that come their way and who found a women suffering from amnesia washed up on a beach near their convent. She had an immediate rapport with the cats so they allowed her to stay in the convent for as long as she wished. I cut it out of the newspaper but lost it of course; I don't know if there were any subsequent developments.


But now I've come across this Carmelite convent in Italy where the good nuns breed Maine Coon cats commercially as a means of generating an income for their community. The cats are superb and they even have a gym...


There are lots of photographs of cats, cats and even more cats....

That one is a world champion.

Ahh, yes life really is better with cats....even a very Badcat.



Ear twitch to Orbis Catholicvs.

The cats are here... http://www.tribudeldeserto.com/pagina/en/allevamento/60/About-Us.html

1 comment:

John said...

Hi
What a fabulous post. Monasteries in Italy do some weird and wonderful things. I've come across them as an alternative form of lodging when looking for places to stay on my next trip now our dollars has tanked. I found www.monasterystays.com which lists several hundred places all over Italy but none with cats! Don't think you can stay at this monastery but the ones on their list are freely available to stay in and they look to be in good location and reasonable value. I'd check it out but they can't be a cute as a cat.