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BEER UPDATE!

Some people have been writing of late asking about gifts for newly ordained priests or for older priests for their anniversary. This is ordination season, after all. There are many priestly things you might get, usually after consulting with father, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z promotes monkish beer! – UPDATE

UPDATE 5 February: From the the chant monks, the beer monks of Norcia… This week, the first major shipment of Birra Nursia left the walls of the monastery and of Norcia and began its long journey to the United States. … Continue reading

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Benedictines of Norcia make GREAT beer! Coming to these USA!

In the wake of not-so-great news, here is some wonderful news. Birra Nursia comes to these USA!   Dear readers, I can testify that this is excellent beer.  And it is made by monks who are worthy of your support. … Continue reading

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NYC Day 4: Errands and BEER!

At the vibrant midtown parish Holy Innocents – where you can find the TLM every single day – people stop in to pray. Men… women… in suits… street people… young… old… anglos… hispanics… professionals… not so professional…. Devotions are respected. … Continue reading

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Another gift idea: help the Monks of Norcia!

One of the best monastic communities of men that I know are the outstanding Benedictine Monks in Norcia, the presumed birthplace of St. Benedict in Umbria. These are the monks who put their sung hours and Masses online on demand … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 9 Sept – International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!

UPDATE 9 Sept: The wonderful ladies who do some cleaning in the building, which includes the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue in which I live, brought me a cold beer today! They are the best. _____ A reader asked: “When … Continue reading

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Day 17 – NYC: Finch and Cardinal and Borscht and Beer

Thus begins my last full day on the road. Yesterday we were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is a nice little Sienese Madonna and Child by a favorite of mine, Sano di Pietro (+1481).  I’m thinking his workshop … Continue reading

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Trappists in USA start making beer!

The Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy make excellent beer.  Would that we could get it here! Now it seems that some Trappists in these USA are trying their hand at the production of this material proof of God’s love. From … Continue reading

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NORCIA 2014 Calendar (Hint: BEER!)

The wonderful Benedictine monks of the Monastero di San Benedetto at Norcia, Italy, gave me their new 2014 Calendar.  Order one HERE In the calendar are great shots of their monkish lives, involving the two great pillars of prayer and … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! (The Octave Continueth)

At the blog of The Catholic Gentleman: International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! Did you know that this coming Monday, September 9, is International Buy a Priest a Beer Day? On this festive day, faithful Catholics all over the world … Continue reading

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Beati qui…

Someone shared with me a graphic that indicates the amount different states of these USA tax your beer.  From TaxProf: Did you that the last voice in the mighty Lewis & Short Dictionary is for a form of Egyptian beer?  

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BIRRA NURSIA!

Here’s one for the Just Too Cool file. The Benedictines in Norcia (ancient Nursia), whom I mention with some frequency here (they post their chanted monastic hours online), have inaugurated their new beer.   A friend who is involved with … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Theologi si fuerint cervisiae… (If theologians were beers…)

Over at Ascent of Carmel we find (and you will have to go there to find the explanations…): If Theologians Were Beers… A Selection “In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together.” -G.K Chesterton Yesterday, my … Continue reading

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Of Beer, Norcia, Monks, Boars, Cheese, Truffles and the City of God

For your Just Too Cool file, the great Benedictines monks in Norcia, Italy (the place where it is said St. Benedict was born) are making BEER! Birra Nursia! I often go to their website to listen to the office chanted. … Continue reading

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It’s a “chalice”… an ineffable chalice!

Before its implementation… and after… some people whined that the new, corrected translation is tooo haaard.  How could anyone be expected to understand words like “ineffable… consubstantial… dew…” or “chalice”. A reader sent me this: Apparently a brewery thinks beer … Continue reading

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