The inscription “Ora et Labora” refers to the motto of the Benedictines. It translates into “Pray and Work”. The depiction is located on a chimney of Seitenstetten Abbey (Stift Seitenstetten). This is a large Benedictine monastery in the Austrian region of Mostviertel. [German]
The representation in the middle gives an indication of the place. We find this element in the coat of arms of Seitenstetten.
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- travel-by-photos.com (Photo 1)