08 January 2021

Anti-gluttony dining room door

"Measuring two meters high and just 32 centimeters wide, the door served a practical purpose for the monks, many of whom were reportedly on the heavy side. There’s even an inscription carved into the entrance to the refectory that translates to, “Consider that you eat the sins of the people.” 

The monks were required to pass through the door to get their own food from the kitchen and bring it to the refectory to eat. If you couldn’t fit, you weren’t allowed to eat, which meant you were forced to fast until you lost the weight."
Located in Alcobaça Monastery in Portugal.  Composite photo via.

2 comments:

  1. I need this at my house to counteract the quarentine weight gain.

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  2. This is completely off topic, but I went to the link in the post above and saw this article in the sidebar regarding the events at our Capitol Building:

    "Weirdest Moment of the US Capitol Riot: A Walis Tambo [Tagalog for "grass broom"] Being Paraded by a Filipino Trump Supporter"

    https://www.esquiremag.ph/politics/news/walis-tambo-trump-capitol-a00304-20210107?ref=article_aside_popular

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