What if there is a happiness and peace that far exceeds what passes for happiness in this world? What if all we really need to obtain it is to desire it more than mediocre imitations?
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On the Feast of St. Benedict, the monks gathered at dawn in the empty Piazza di San Benedetto, imploring the saint's help for Norcia, the world and the Church.
On March 19, the first Solemn Conventual Mass was offered at the altar of St. Joseph, which was recently installed in the chapel of the same name in the church of Santa Maria della Misericordia.
With the hope that this year brings good things to you and your loved ones, please receive with our prayers this latest newsletter from the mountainside detailing, among other exciting developments, the opening of our restored monastery church, Our Lady of Mercy -- made possible by the generosity of so many all over the world.
The first concrete walls rise from the foundations of the Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte, where the monks are rebuilding the historic monastery adjacent to their church.
The church of the Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte, after years of restoration work and the generous gifts of so many from all over the world, opened in time for Christmas in December 2020.
The monastery's well under construction, which will supply water for the community, was blessed by the prior Aug. 26.
Happy Feast of the Assumption!
We wish you and your family a blessed Feast of the Assumption, we offer you this newsletter to update you on life on the mountainside.
The Monks of Norcia