While St. Benedict says that a monastery should contain everything within its walls so that the monks do no have to leave the enclosure, the saint himself occasionally made holy pilgrimages to see other abbots and even family. Hardly a more touching example of a...

In the monastery, fasting begins in September, gets a little more rigorous in Lent, and makes one final intensification in Holy Week. That means we can take comfort with all the more joy in the Octave of Easter which ended Sunday and the 40 days...

Dear family and friends, In recent years, many Catholics, even those who have been away from the Church for some time, have rediscovered the liturgical season of Lent as a time to return to their faith. St. Benedict says a monk should not only do more...

"She could do more because she loved more”. That is how St. Gregory describes the explanation for the powerful miracle of St. Benedict’s twin sister St. Scholastica, whose feast we celebrated yesterday in Norcia. Shortly before her, death she wanted to spend the night with her...

Blessed Feast of the Epiphany! A scene which never fails to resonate in Stave Two of Dickens' A Christmas Carol -- which we read in the refectory starting on the 26th of December every year -- shows a young Ebenezer alone, sitting, reading, fearful, sad, and...

Christmas Schedule 2017 Sunday - Monday December 24, 25 10:00    Terce and Conventual Mass 18:00    Solemn First Vespers of Christmas 20:45    Matins 24:00    Midnight Mass of Christmas *** 07:00    Prime and Dawn Mass of Christmas 10:00    Terce and Day Mass of Christmas 17:15    Solemn Second Vespers of Christmas and Adoration...

Our holy patron St. Benedict took many journeys throughout his life to visit spiritual friends or his twin sister St. Scholastica. In Norcia, we continue that tradition with a quarterly all-day pilgrimage to a nearby shrine. The winter hike this year brought us to Cascia,...

View original e-mail: http://mailchi.mp/nursia/norciapreparestorebuild Dear Friends and Family, The long Umbrian autumn brings lovely fall colors and some better weather for the construction crews which continue their work of “messa in sicurezza,” which is the Italian term indicating a structural securing of the building so that it...

Last Sunday, with great joy, we inaugurated the first cloister of our new monastery on the mountainside. Hundreds of friends from Norcia, Italy and even abroad joined us to pray alongside us on that auspicious evening, which began with Solemn Vespers. The chapel was fuller than...