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Weltenburg Abbey
Weltenburg Abbey (Kloster Weltenburg) is a Benedictine order, Benedictine monastery in Weltenburg near Kelheim on the Danube in Bavaria, Germany. Geography The abbey is situated on a peninsula in the Danube, in a section of the river valley called the Weltenburg Narrows (otherwise known as the Danube Gorge (Weltenburg), Danube Gorge). History By around 45 AD the Weltenburg area was the starting point of the ''Via iuxta Danuvium''  – the Roman military and border road which followed the south bank of the Danube upstream to ''Brigobannis'', the ''Limes (Roman Empire), limes'' fort near Hüfingen. For a long time this road was the most important east-west route north of the Alps. At Mertingen (''Sumuntorium'') this route met the ''Via Claudia Augusta'' from northern Italy. There was already a settlement above the monastery on the Frauenberg in prehistoric times. Archaeological finds and excavations suggest that a Roman military station was constructed there. First f ...
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The Benedictines, officially the Order of Saint Benedict ( la, Ordo Sancti Benedicti, abbreviated as OSB), are a monastic Monasticism (from Ancient Greek Ancient Greek includes the forms of the Greek language used in ancient Greece and the classical antiquity, ancient world from around 1500 BC to 300 BC. It is often roughly divided into the following periods ... religious order A religious order is a lineage of communities and organizations of people who live in some way set apart from society in accordance with their specific religious devotion, usually characterized by the principles of its founder's religious practice. ... of the Catholic Church The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the List of Christian denominations by number of members, largest Christian church, with 1.3 billion baptised Catholics Catholic Church by country, worldwide . As the wor ... following the Rule of Saint Benedict The ''Rule of Saint Benedict'' ( ...
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