At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald I saw two stories side by side.
First, the sad tale of the purposeful demolition of a large church in Germany for the sake of expansion of coal-mining. HERE
Sad photos of the demolition and the replacement church. A sketch of the condition of the Church in Germany.
Next, also at the Catholic Herald, there is a story about how the Benedictine “Beer” Monks at Norcia, Italy, are raising their monastic life up from the ruins of destructive earthquakes.
Look frequently at the site of the Norcia monks. I always link to them on the sidebar. The tale of their rebuilding is amazing. HERE
Also, I note in that story that those of you in the UK can attend and event with the Prior of Norcia.
The Prior of Norcia will celebrate a Sung Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption, Warwick Street, London, at 6:30pm on February 2, the feast of the Purification of Our Lady (Candlemas). The Prior will also speak at the St Benedict Dinner, a fundraising event for the monks in London on February 3. If you would be interested in attending please email Jessica Dalton: email@example.com. You can donate to the monks of Norcia at en.nursia.org/donations
I’d be there if I could. They are great.