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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. […] All of Norcia is the same; it’s like a war zone. There are military … 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. ___ Last night, 26 Oct, I felt in … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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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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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ACTION ITEM! Help a reader, an aspiring monk!

I can’t do many of these, but I can do this one. ACTION ITEM! From a reader… I will stay brief, but I want to make sure and thank you for your ministry. Your blog was a rock and a … 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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