In Europe: Forget the Hostel, Try a Monastery
Jay Copp,, The Christian Science Monitor
Joe and Marilyn Shockney of San Antonio traveled to Europe on a wing and a prayer.
After flying to Italy, they stayed overnight at several convents. A friendly nun at Convento Oasi Regina Pacis in Santa Margherita Ligure lugged their bags from the street up the stairs to their room. The Shockneys spent the evening playing cards on the convent's marble terrace as the blazing sun dipped below the grand Mediterranean.
"The beauty was just amazing," says Mrs. Shockney. "People get the wrong impression when I tell them we stay at convents. It's run like a hotel. My friends still don't believe it."
"We paid $35 a night for each of us," says her husband, a …
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Publication information: Article title: In Europe: Forget the Hostel, Try a Monastery. Contributors: Jay Copp, - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 31, 1999. Page number: 19. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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