Pray for them so they can pray for us.
"In mediaeval traditions, abbeys and convents were always considered to be inexpugnable centres of revolt against infernal domination on earth. They became, accordingly, especial targets. Satan, issuing orders at nightfall to his foul precurrers, was rumoured to dispatch to capital cities only one junior fiend. This solitary demon, the legend continues, sleeps at his post. There is no work for him; the battle was long ago won. But monasteries, those scattered danger points, become the chief objectives of nocturnal flight; the sky fills with the beat of sable wings as phalanx after phalanx streams to the attack, and the darkness crepitates with the splintering of a myriad lances against the masonry of asceticsm. piety has always been singled out for the hardest onslaught of hellish agression."
Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time To Keep Silence. 1957
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