After 883 years, Cistercian monastery to close in Germany
By Harald Tittel | Saturday, October 14, 2017, 3:18 a.m.
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In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo the church of Himmerod monastery is photographed. The Cistercian monastery that’s existed for almost 900 years ago in what is now western Germany is closing down for good, due to a shortage of monks.