Wherein Fr. Z is proud of you readers who helped this monastic vocation.

“Why do I do this?”, I sometimes ask myself.  “Does this make any difference at all?”

Then an answer arrives out of the blue.

In  2015 I asked for your financial help for a young man who aspired to join the great, traditional Benedictine monks of Norcia (NB: BEER!).  HERE

This is the essence of being bene factores.

I can tell you that I teared up.  I am unspeakably proud of you readers who helped this Benedictine monk in his vocation.

Thank you.


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  1. ajf1984 says:

    This is truly beautiful! Thank you, Father, for sharing both this note and this young man’s original fundraising video. You do, indeed, make a difference in many, many lives! I thank Our Lord and Lady for your ministry and pray that God grant you many more years laboring in the vineyard!

  2. visigrad22 says:

    Thank You Jesus…and Thank you Father for sharing this beautiful note….Hope for The Church !!!

  3. Clinton R. says:

    “Why do I do this?”, I sometimes ask myself. “Does this make any difference at all?”

    Father, not only in this instance (thank you for sharing with us), but in the souls of those who have been saved from hell by your regular reminder “GO TO CONFESSION”. If one soul has been saved by this exhortation, then your blog has made all the difference in the world. Thank you so much, Father. May God bless you and Our Blessed Mother pray for you. +JMJ+

  4. SanSan says:

    This is so wonderful! My husband and I were blessed to visit the Monks right before the terrible earthquake. We spent Holy Thursday and Good Friday praying with the Monks. Such a wonderful memory. Thank you for sharing the good news!

  5. Joe says:

    Praised be Jesus Christ! Our Lord, protect our clergy.

  6. djc says:

    You’re planting a lot of seeds and you won’t see the results in this life-but most assuredly you will on the other side.

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  8. Semper Gumby says:

    The shadows may have lengthened a bit in A.D. 2020, still, each day on the mountainside above Norcia and its earthquake-damaged church a new monk chants the Office in Latin. “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his mercy endures forever.”

    Nova Facio Omnia

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