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BEER @MONKSOFNORCIA PROGRESS

We have to support our good religious orders, especially the newer communities.
Today I read about a solemn profession at Norcia, in Italy, where there is a great foundation of Benedictines (including not a few Americans).  You might recall that they … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition: Demolition of churches

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald I saw two stories side by side.
First, the sad tale of the purposeful demolition of a large church in Germany for the sake of expansion of coal-mining.  HERE
Sad photos of the … Continue reading

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Benedictine Beer Monks and YOU!

I received a note from the Benedictine Monks of Norcia, in Italy.  They are still dealing with the aftermath of the horrible earthquakes that shook the region, bring down their ancient church and other buildings in the area.
They make spectacular … Continue reading

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Benedictines of Norcia: Concussi surgunt! Super nifty BEER news!

News from Norcia!
I warmly urge you to visit their site, check out their donation page, and consider joining their beer club.
Speaking of beer, be sure to look at what they have going … below.
Dear friends,
In moments of tragedy when all … Continue reading

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2017 Norcia Summer Theology Program of the Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies

Lifted from NLM.  Go over there to see the photos, etc:
The 2017 Norcia Summer Theology Program of the Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies, “Divine Power in a Hidden Way,” will be starting up in a month’s time: July 2-14.
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News from earthquake shaken Norcia and the Benedictine Monks

News has come from the monks of Norcia.  They have a huge challenge ahead as the rebuild.  Please support them.  They are a rock solid, worthy cause.   Some times it is hard to know if your monetary support is … Continue reading

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Good news and bad from the Monks of Norcia!

I have good news and bad from the wonderful Benedictine Beer Monks of Norcia.  You know that Norcia was flattened and that the monks have really had to scramble and adapt.
This note came in their recent news:
While there is still enough … Continue reading

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From the Benedictines of Norcia: Life amid the rubble

For the sake of a wider audience, the latest from the Benedictine “Beer” Monks of Norcia, where the terrible recent earthquakes changed, and ended, lives.
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All of Norcia is the same; it’s like a war zone. There are military and firefighter … Continue reading

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Another Earthquake in Central Italy: Basilica in Norcia Destroyed

Just as I got up today, everything started to sway around.  I was feeling the strong 7.0 earthquake that struck just a few kilometers from Norcia.  One text I received said that it was felt as far away as Salzburg, which … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Benedictine Monks of Norcia – affected again, badly, by new earthquakes

UPDATE:
A reader sent email:
Wednesday Oct 26, according to my Theosis devotional (from Eastern Christian Publications in Virginia) is the Commemoration of the Great and Fearful Earthquake, Constantinople, 740.
For what it’s worth.
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Last night, 26 Oct, I felt in Rome, the new series of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Super Powers: Monks of Norcia and Card. Sarah

I am reading Card. Sarah’s new book “The Power of Silence: against the dictatorship of noise”.  It is profound.  What a tonic for the confused pabulum we are getting from… elsewhere.
I got a note from the Benedictine monks of Norcia … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Norcia Earthquake Relief Effort

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ACTION ITEM: Prayers after Earthquake near Norcia, Italy

UPDATE:
Dom Cassian Folsom has some reflections on the earthquakes which shook the monastery at Norcia. HERE
UPDATE:
For the time being, the monks of Norcia have moved down to Rome and are at the Benedictine community on the Aventine Hill, Sant’Anselmo.
Today the … Continue reading

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5 August: #InternationalBeerDay

Because of the great esteem I have for you, I want to remind you all that today is International Beer Day.
I can’t think of a better way to commemorate this day than to… well, other than sending me a donation… than to … Continue reading

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Summer program in Norcia! (And a note about beer.)

I received this via email.  It has a perfect intersection of things I like:
Each summer for the past five years, the town of Norcia [where the great monastery of Benedictines is] has been home to the Summer Program of the … Continue reading

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