Why is an apocalyptic sect buying property in the Adirondacks?

New story up at Adirondack Life:

There’s the white clapboard house with the big cross over the woodpile, sitting on a lonely stretch of road between tiny Willsboro and tinier Reber amid nearly 185 acres of abandoned farmland. There’s the shady three-bedroom on a main street in Malone, with the peaked roof and enclosed porch, as well as the smaller one-family around the corner, at the end of a dead-end road, that’s completely tax-exempt. There are the 226 acres of farmland in Churubusco, steps from a Catholic monastery on one side and less than a mile from the border crossing with Canada on the other. And there’s the nearly 1,000-acre plot abutting Dry Channel Pond, an isolated fishing destination just west of Franklin County’s St. Regis Canoe Area, outside the village of Tupper Lake.

A disconnected hodgepodge of the North Country, tied together by its owner: the Apostles of Infinite Love, a Quebec-based apocalyptic sect that broke away from the Catholic Church decades ago, and has left a long trail of abuse allegations from former members ever since. And which, for some reason, has acquired a number of parcels of land in the Adirondacks in recent years.

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