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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 world … 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 beacon for me as … 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 dedicated to … 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 soon … Continue reading

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Another gift idea: help the Monks of Norcia!

One of the best monastic communities of men that I know are the outstanding Benedictine Monks in Norcia, the presumed birthplace of St. Benedict in Umbria.
These are the monks who put their sung hours and Masses online on demand HERE
These … Continue reading

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Day 17 – NYC: Finch and Cardinal and Borscht and Beer

Thus begins my last full day on the road.
Yesterday we were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is a nice little Sienese Madonna and Child by a favorite of mine, Sano di Pietro (+1481).  I’m thinking his workshop did … Continue reading

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¡Vaya lío! Great idea for diocesan New Evangelization!

Here is an encouraging “¡Vaya lío!” example.
You all know about, or ought to know about, the great Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy.  Here is something from their web page:
SOLEMN MASS WITH THE BISHOP OF FOLIGNO, HIS EXCELLENCY GUALTIERO SIGISMONDI
[NB] The Bishop … 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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NORCIA 2014 Calendar (Hint: BEER!)

The wonderful Benedictine monks of the Monastero di San Benedetto at Norcia, Italy, gave me their new 2014 Calendar.  Order one HERE

In the calendar are great shots of their monkish lives, involving the two great pillars of prayer and work.

A … Continue reading

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Three Degrees of Anger

I had an email from the Benedictines at Norcia in Italy. They sent the text of a sermon given some time ago by Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB. Given recent events and the sermon’s topic, it occurred to me that we … Continue reading

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