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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.
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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.
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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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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. If you … 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.
Here’s the … Continue reading

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