Of Gods, Men and Music
A disturbing condemnation of religious tolerance comes in the latest French newsletter from the Benedictine abbey of Sainte-Madeleine at Le Barroux, France which talks of "the double threat posed in the world today... the menacing invasion of atheism and Islam". The writer is a monk at the abbey and to make his point he misappropriates the passionately open minded and deeply moving film Of Gods and Men which provides my header image. Yesterday Decca's CD Voices - Chant from Avignon, recorded by the nuns of Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation which is the sister house of l'Abbaye Sainte Madeleine, was nominated for the Album of the Year in the 2011 Classical Brit Awards. More on that album and gods, women and music here.
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