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URGENT ACTION ITEM! HELP BENEDICTINE MONKS!

When I have posted about good causes that need support (read: money) you readers have always been prompt and generous.
Were every reader of this blog to give up buying their coffee or a sandwich today and make a donation… on … Continue reading

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Sad. Was this inevitable?

The fruits of Vatican II continue to enrich our lives.
From Clerical Whispers:
Oldest Benedictine convent in United States to close
The members of the oldest Benedictine convent in the United States have decided to close their convent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. St. Joseph Monastery in … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! The Benedictine Monks of Norcia: great end of year donation option!

Sometimes people ask me for ideas about good groups to whom they can donate money, especially at this time of the year.
First, please use my donation button!  That’s the only way this blog can exist.  There is a donation button on … Continue reading

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A closing abbey rescued by lay people

Good story from the STrib.
Blue Cloud Abbey monastery sold to group of Catholic buyers from South Dakota and Minnesota
Article by: CARSON WALKER , Associated Press
Updated: November 20, 2013 – 6:50 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Six Catholic couples from … Continue reading

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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 them … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Norcia Benedictines’ cool new calendar

I think the Benedictine monks at Norcia are wonderful.
They revived the Benedictine tradition, in a traditional way, in the place where St. Benedict is said to have been born. They make available, on demand, recordings of some of their sung … Continue reading

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More on concelebration

At NLM I saw a nice photo of Benedictines at Randol in France in their usual mode of concelebration.
I approve.

Included is a link to a film, Noir et Blanc,  about the monastic life of the Benedictines at the Abbey of Notre-Dame … Continue reading

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The Hours chanted in Latin and reader feedback

It is nice to get positive feedback once in a while.
You might recall that not long ago I wrote about a couple sites where you can listen to the several of the monastic, liturgical hours chanted in Latin by Benedictine … Continue reading

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Nifty video about Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma

There is a great 5 minute video about Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma.   It is well worth your time. There is a brief, though annoying, ad before the video starts.

Clear Creek Abbey Work Day from clearcreekabbey on GodTube.

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Midday Beauty Break for the Feast of the Transfiguration

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I often listen to the hours sung by the monks at Le Barroux. Today for Sext the melody of the usual text of the hymn Rector potens verax Deus was strikingly beautiful. Here … Continue reading

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