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 the side bar and you can “subscribe” at the bottom of the blog page.

A secular group I like is Team Rubicon (a disaster response group). I suggest donating to the Vocation Fund for the Diocese of Madison.  Pick the St. Joseph Fund.  They really need money. I like Opus Bono Sacerdotii (they help priests in bad situations).

Here is something that is worth your consideration.

The Benedictine Monks at Norcia in Italy need help for their annual appeal.  

On their appeal page, dom Cassian, the prior, quotes a litany which was composed by my old friend, boss, and mentor, the late Augustine Card. Mayer, OSB, the holiest man I have ever encountered.

For all Thou hast given, Deo gratias.
For all Thou has withheld, Deo gratias.
For all Thou hast withdrawn, Deo gratias.
For all Thou hast permitted, Deo gratias.
For all Thou hast prevented, Deo gratias.
For all Thou has forgiven me, Deo gratias.
For all Thou has prepared for me, Deo gratias.
For the death Thou hast chosen for me, Deo gratias.
For the place Thou art keeping for me in heaven, Deo gratias.
For having created me to love Thee for eternity.  Deo gratias, Deo gratias, Deo gratias!

Please go to their appeal page and look at what they are doing.

Click HERE

I have visited the monastery and these guys are GREAT!  You can also listen to their singing of the monastic hours and their Masses, in Gregorian chant, on demand.  HERE  I often listen to their hours.  I use the site of the monks at Barroux, as well.

I wrote about there calendar.  HERE

Help these good monks!  They have options for giving from these USA, from the UK and in Europe.

Here is a video they made a while back.

And you would not believe how good their beer is.  I wrote about them HERE.

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  1. Joseph-Mary says:

    I hope they will not get suppressed like the Franciscans of the Immaculate! Those who love the extraordinary form of the Mass must take great care these days.

  2. Fantastic video. Wow, they can really chant! The solemn Salve Regina they sang at the end of the video is breathtaking. It’s slightly different from the one I’m used to hearing … need to find a copy!

  3. teejay329 says:

    Everyone…please consider purchasing a calendar…and help them financially, if you can. They are astoundingly gracious and are doing great things.

  4. Priam1184 says:

    Bought a calendar and am thinking of paying them a visit in May. The Church needs more of this kind of monk.

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