Religion: Fascists v. Monks

A party of Great St. Bernard monks traveled slowly last week toward the Swiss-Italian mountain border. Their large, patient dogs trotted ahead. In their comfortable hospice at St. Bernard pass, they had heard of a woman lost in a snowstorm on Barraston Peak, 9,725 ft. high. That she was an anti-Fascist refugee they may not have known, would not have cared. Important to them, dedicated to saving human life, was the fact that she was alone, a stranger to the bewildering ways of the great white Alps. At once they had packed themselves...

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