History

October 6

Fr. Cassian has the inspiration for a new monastery

1995

SEPTEMBER 3

Conventual life begins at Via Peruzzi in Rome

1998

MARCH 21

Feast of St. Benedict, approval for the new monastery given by the Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Order, the Most Rev. Marcel Rooney, O.S.B.

June 12

Canonical approval received from the Holy See

1999

December 2

Monastic community transfers from Rome to Norcia

2000

September

Corvus et Columba opens its doors

2001

November 13

Monastery establishes Friends of San Benedetto, Norcia in the UK

2003

March 21

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger celebrates the Feast of St. Benedict with monastic community in Norcia

July

Our first CD, Vir Dei Sponsa Christi, was released

2004

August 6

Fr. Cassian celebrates silver jubilee of monastic profession

2005

April 27

Fr. Cassian greets newly-elected Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI, following a General Audience

October 24

Purchase of San Benedetto fuori le mura

2007

April 29

Fr. Cassian celebrates his silver jubilee of priestly ordination

2009

April 21

Holy See entrusts to our community the special liturgical apostolate of celebrating both forms of the Roman Rite (Extraordinary and Ordinary)

December 2

10th Anniversary of our arrival in Norcia

2010

October 18

Fr. Cassian is named by His Holiness, Pope Benedict, as a Consultor of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

February

Monastery is canonically established under the supervision of the Abbot Primate in the International Benedictine Confederation

2012

March

Quaerere Deum, a video on the daily life of the monastery, officially debuted

August 15th

Birra Nursia, our monastic brewery, is officially inaugurated and selling begins

March

The monks deliver Birra Nursia to the cardinals in conclave

2013

May

Birra Nursia expands the brewery

2014

January

Birra Nursia launches in the United States

2016

June

Launch of new website: MonksofNorcia.org