from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of central Italy in the Apennines northwest of Naples. In World War II the town and nearby Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino were reduced to rubble during fierce German-Allied fighting (February-May 1944). Population: 32,600.


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  • Some of these images are from the Osservatore Romano (with the according watermarks), some are from a user of the Pope Benedict forum by the nickname of "Benodette" who also had the opportunity to take some closeup shots at the Mass in Cassino (click on images for larger versions).

    More from Montecassino

  • As promised earlier, further photographs of the Pope's visit to the Cassino and the Abbey of Montecassino today (including one other photograph from the Mass earlier this morning, which shows how Montecassino dominates the landscape surrounding it and the town below).

    Further from Montecassino

  • With the other two plants Cassino, in Italy's Lazio region, and Melfi, in the country's south we will have to watch what happens in the next five to six months before we make full commitments there.

    Fiat Gears Up, Cautiously

  • He was once hoodwinked into eating a mouthful of quiche Lorraine at a family party in the 80s, mistaking it for custard tart, an experience he seemed to find as traumatic as being shot at in the battle of Monte Cassino.

    How Britain fell in love with breakfast

  • Monte Cassino and ended up in a Work Camp in Austria, where he was befriended by Dan McAuley of the Seaforth Highlanders.


  • He was next involved in the push up through Italy to Monte Cassino.

    Donald Fetter

  • On January 5th, 1944, he was wounded and reported missing on the battlefield around Monte Cassino.

    Donald Fetter

  • Accompanied by a chosen band, among them Sts. Maurus and Placid, he journeyed to Monte Cassino, one of the properties made over to him by Tertullus, St. Placid's father.

    Pope Visits Important Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino

  • Prior to visiting the Abbey, the Pope celebrated Mass outdoors in the town of Cassino.

    Pope Visits Important Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino

  • Once established at Monte Cassino, St. Benedict never left it.

    Pope Visits Important Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino


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