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
A truck pipes in cement for the foundational layer of the interior floor of the church. Outside, the newly excavated hole is visible where the first foundation will be built for the new monastery adjacent to the church.
May 11, 2020: A new bell was installed above the 16th-century church of the monastery. Click the photo to view a brief video.
Construction begins again at the Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte after the easing of the Italian government's lockdown restrictions in Italy. Here, workers are seen laying the last terracotta roof tiles on the church.