In the coming Dark Ages, when Britain surrenders to the Islamofascist barbarians, it looks like these guys won't be there to preserve British civilization. Monks first arrived in Britain almost 2,000 years ago but they are now in danger of all but disappearing within a generation, figures suggest.
A growing number of Roman Catholic monastaries are being sold as their ageing communities are hit by death and plunging vocations.
While a few larger institutions such as the Catholic independent schools may be strong enough to survive-though increasingly run by lay people-smaller houses will fade away if trends continue. During the last Dark Ages the monastaries were often the only ones holding the line against Vikings and other invaders. A civilization that will not act to preserve its heritage is a doomed one. I'd hate to think Britain is following its European brethren down this doomed path.