Tag Archives: Benedictines

NYC: 7 Oct -Benefit for Benedictine Monks of Norcia

The Benedictine Monks of Norcia are doing wonderful things.  They put sermons and singing of the hours online.  They have a great Gregorian chant disc.  They make exquisite beer.  They have helped the town of Norcia revive.   There will … Continue reading

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Interesting job opportunity with Benedictines of Norcia

The marvelous monks of Norcia, Italy, have a job opening for a Director of Communications. Wow. It’s a new era of the world when a monastery needs a director of communications. Once upon a time, monks reached out to the … Continue reading

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New Chant CD from the outstanding Benedictine Monks of Norcia! (And a note about a pilgrimage.)

Here is some great news.  The wonderful Benedictine Monks in Norcia, Italy (they make the best beer you may ever have), are releasing a new Gregorian Chant CD on 2 June.  It is available for pre-sale now. Click HERE It is … Continue reading

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Great news!

I received some great news today. The Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy have finished recording some 30 tracks for a forthcoming music CD of Gregorian Chant. The target time for release is early June 2015. I will post links as … Continue reading

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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… … 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. … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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