Archive Visit Number Five: “Make your choice; either be burned alive in the cellar or have yourselves killed in the street.” The Harrowing story of the Monastery of Lafelt

On May 10, 1940, at 4 a.m., our monastery was suddenly bombed. We were able to get into the cellar without meeting any accidents. At 7 a.m. a solider came to show us a bloody bone, saying: “This your Chaplain’s skull,” and then he asked us if any of us had been wounded. Towards 11 a.m., another solder brought us the sacred Ciborium, saying: “You have no longer any Tabernacle.”
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