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ATTENTION MEN: Pluscarden Abbey Monastic Experience Weekend

One of you readers sent this and, especially for my friends across the Pond, I share it here:
Pluscarden Abbey in Moray in NE Scotland is holding a monastic experience weekend for Catholic men aged between 18-35 in November. Pluscarden is … 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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Criminal serving time with monks begs to be sent back to prison

Are there any judges out there?  Here’s an idea.
A reader sent this from the The Daily Mail:
Criminal serving his sentence with monks pleads to be sent back to prison… because monastery life is too hard
A convicted criminal who was serving … Continue reading

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A monastery with falling numbers trying to find more men

Today’s number of the New York Times in the Media and Advertising section there is a story about the Benedictine Abbey at Portsmouth, RI, which is, essentially, aging to death.   I have a sincere hope they can turn the place … Continue reading

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