maandag 24 maart 2014

The history of monastic erotica

During the sexual revolution in the sixties even monasteries were affected. Celebacy became
subject to intense debate. Was it still an important part of the vows taken by monks?
One of the problems the brothers encountered was the strict absence of attention for basic
human sexual feelings. This even led tot an strong decline in young monks. Finally the church
concluded that a new road had to be taken. And experiment creeped in.
During a period of 15 years father Cadfael devoted his time to make objects for de sexual
needs of brothers in the Welsh area. He used only household materials. Now the Benedictine
order from Worcester has allowed nun Wendy to show these items in a special exhibition on
the 16th and 17th of May 2014. They provide a brand new insight in monastic erotic life.

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