Amy Winehouse has been invited to join a group of singing monks.

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The 72-strong Cistercian Monks Of Stift Heiligenkreuz – who recently scored a number one album of Gregorian chants in their native Austria and have made the top 10 in the UK album charts – believe they could help the Back to Black singer overcome her troubles.

The monks are signed to the same record label as Amy, 24, and were given a copy of her Back To Black album by a label worker.

Brother Johannes Paul Chavanne, 25, told the Daily Telegraph: “For 10 minutes I liked it. But when I read the lyrics I thought it was sad.

“I would like to invite her here – I feel sympathetic to people like her. She could stay a week or two and discuss the big questions of life – faith might be an answer for her.”

Despite singing songs from the 1800s, the monks were keen to dismiss claims they don’t keep up with modern living.

They said: “Johannes is a thoroughly modern monk, and has a computer and internet in his cell.

“We are in a tradition that goes back centuries, but we are also of the third millennium, and use the medium of our time.”