Here is some GREAT news! The wonderful, traditional Benedictine monks in Norcia, Benedict’s place of birth, have had to scramble for years after the earthquakes which devastated that part of Italy – two years ago. I was in Rome at that time, and we felt the quakes Rome.
You probably know that the Norcia monks have been brewing terrific beer and that they developed a “club” to receive beer by monthly subscription. This is very important for their income, especially as they have to rebuild so much that was destroyed.
The quakes – the worst in decades – destroyed the historic basilica and shut down the first brewery. Beer monks from other parts of Europe, gave them some help. But they are rebuilding on their own. Ora et labora! They are building a new monastery in the mountains outside the city walls and they are using a nearby brewery to make their beer. Obviously they need to build quake resistant facilities and they want their brewery on their own land!
The Norcia monks have a new plan which has allowed them to lower costs of shipping and expand.
You can now get FLAT-RATE SHIPPING at$14.99 for a case to anywhere in these USA. If you order 3 or more cases, you get FREE shipping. Also, all subscribers to the Brewmonks’ Club get FREE shipping.
NB: Also, they monks reached out to me and said that for every FIVE new Club members who sign up and reference me in the “Notes about your Order” line, I will get a free case of beer.
Their beers are available in both in .75 liter bottles in cases of 6 and of 12. You can get 1 case per month or 1 case every other month.
Here are a couple idea.
Pastors of parishes and priests: I’m sure you have to entertain once in a while, perhaps fellow priests, perhaps some parish event like a fundraising supper. Think about providing BIRRA NURSIA from these great monks.
Parish organizations, Knights of Columbus, etc.: Ditto! This beer is as Catholic as it gets and you would be providing support to the monks in Norcia.
Beer drinkers! What can I say more?
BTW… this beer is terrific with savory foods, such as sausages and roasted meets, robust cheeses and the like.
In any event, would all of you reading this, STOP, and say a prayer for the monks? They need support of all kinds.
New readers here might not know who these Benedictines are.
Who are these guys?
A great look at the situation they are living in and what they aspire to.
It’s up to you, friends. Help these monks, enjoy great beer and make people around you impressed and happy!
Help the monks.
Help Fr. Z.