Finally after about one hour - with many view- and photostops- I entered the modest, but elegant Gothic abbey church (built 1446-1521). I had the feel to be in heaven and I was thankful to have managed the steep way after my two hip operations in the last years - much light streamed in through the windows and I tried to ignore all the people around me. I wished I could hear some organ music in the background as I experienced in other churches and light on a candle, but probably the most people were only sightseers. I read that the Benedictines are not present during the summer season. It must be a pleasure to attend a service with them here or to listen to a spiritual concert.
Holy Michael, the Archangel,
defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
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