The monks call their building campaign “Deep Roots.” It is an invitation to the whole world to help the monks build an earthquake-resistant monastery and to provide the town with a flourishing monastic community for centuries to come.

With commitments made by the EU and the Italian state to restore the historic buildings in town for the needs of the diocese, the monks will concentrate their efforts on their 16th century church and rural property outside the walls of town.

There, a new magnificent church and monastery will rise up to complement the old one, encompassing all that the monks hold dear: the restoration of man through the worship of God, so that men might become monks, that monks might become saints, and Norcia, Europe and the world might be brought closer to God.

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The United States Foundation

The U.S.-based Monks of Norcia Foundation is dedicated to supporting monks of the Benedictine Order and has supported the life and growth of Benedictine monasticism in Norcia since its inception of 1999. Under the direction of lay men and women, the Foundation has contributed  to the daily needs and long-term development goals of the Norcia, Italy-based Monastery of San Benedetto, whose monks guard the legacy of the founder of the Benedictine order and father of Western monasticism, Saint Benedict (480-547), in the city of his birth.

 

Since receiving recognition of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in March 2000, the lay officers of the Foundation have met annually to propose various ways in which the funds at their disposal could assist the monks of the Benedictine Order, including the religious mission of the men in Norcia, by providing, for example, meals, bedding, warm blankets, new monastic habits, vehicle costs, and medical expenses.

 

Since 2016, when a series of powerful earthquakes struck central Italy and destroyed the old monastery, the Foundation has increased its support to the monks who have relocated to the mountain outside of town to construct new buildings that can withstand any eventual earthquakes. The Foundation examines the monks’ proposals and also provides guidance as to how the monks may best bring about their plans to fruition.”

For benefactors in the:

United States

To help support the foundation, please address your cheque to:

The Monks of Norcia Foundation

and mail it to:

Monks of Norcia Foundation
10685-B Hazelhurst Dr. #18857
Houston, TX 77043 USA

This foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.

For benefactors in:

Great Britain & The European Union

Please address your cheque to:

 

MONASTERO DI SAN BENEDETTO

 

and mail it to:

 

FR. MARTIN BERNHARD, O.S.B.
MONASTERO DI SAN BENEDETTO
LOCALITÀ CASE SPARSE, 164
06046 NORCIA, (PG)
ITALY

Or to make a bank transfer:

 

INTESA SANPAOLO SPA
AGENZIA DI NORCIA – IT
IBAN: IT53J0306938580000001005246
SWIFT (BIC): BCITITMM

To give to the Archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia for the restoration of their buildings or the Basilica of St. Benedict in town, click here.