Roof construction continues
Easter news from Norcia
Happy Easter! May the joy of Christ's victory over death bring consolation to you all. To keep reading, click here.
Roofing nears completion
Insulation and waterproofing of the roof brings one of the wings of the new monastery closer to completion.
Winter in Norcia
This winter we experienced the passing from this world of Pope Benedict XVI. In an age when reason and the freedom to think seem under attack everywhere, who cannot be grateful for his simple words of wisdom and common sense: “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.” He often sent us books over the years and as Cardinal blessed our first library. We’ve included some photos from the archive in this newsletter. Click here to continue reading.
A winter scene in Monte
Sunset in Monte
The second-floor arches
2022 Milestones in Monte
As the end of the civil year overlaps with the beginning of the new liturgical year in Advent, we look back joyfully over the blessings of these past twelve months. After so many years of planning and fundraising, the new monastery now begins to take real shape, with help from many of you. Men have joined the monastery from new parts of Europe, bringing the total number of countries represented at the monastery to eleven. The monastic cemetery construction and consecration was a symbolic step toward our vow of stability, assuring the monks and townspeople alike that we will live and die in this city of St. Benedict. Click here to continue reading.
The top floor
Now, even the top floor has been effaced in stone. We can now glimpse what the completed exterior of the monastery will look like.
Solemn vows in Norcia
On the Feast of the Maternity of Our Lady, October 11, two monks of our community joined the ranks of the solemnly professed, making publicly this vow before God. Despite the funeral motifs, the day was one of great joy and delight. Even the nationalities of the two brothers, Polish and German, shows that deep unity is possible between nations when God is truly sought. Click here to continue reading.