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    Germany: The nuns of Zweifall | European Journal

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    The financial crisis has also taken its toll on churches. Congregations have had to tighten their belts, and convents too. There are only two nuns left in the Carmelite convent in Zweifall. The Catholic diocese of Aachen wants to close the convent, but the sisters are intent on staying. They make communion wafers for congregations around Germany and sell honey and rosaries in the convent shop. They have a group of supporters who help maintain the grounds. But the diocese could sell the convent and its land.