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  • Beer-producing monks set on rebuilding through praying and brewing

    Beer-producing monks set on rebuilding through praying and brewing

    In October 2016, an earthquake wiped out several historical structures in the Italian city of Norcia, including a monastery founded by St. Benedict himself, where a hardy band of monks had been living, praying, and brewing a popular line of beer. The monks supported themselves before the disaster with prayer and beer, and that’s exactly how they’re planning to approach reconstruction too.

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  • Welsh pub renames beer after seminarian mix-up

    Welsh pub renames beer after seminarian mix-up

    While celebrating the July 29 ordination of Father Peter McClaren, a group of seminarians dressed in their cassocks entered the City Arms Pub, only to be temporarily turned away by staff members who mistook them for a bachelor party. The Rev James beer was renamed the “Thirsty Priests,” with the added slogan “saving souls and satisfying thirsts.” It was added to the pub’s tap this past weekend.

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  • Seminarians confused with a bachelor party denied entry to pub

    Seminarians confused with a bachelor party denied entry to pub

    The Archdiocese of Cardiff says a misunderstanding at a pub in Wales has led to a moment of evangelization. A group of seminarians aroused the curiosity of the regular patrons of the local establishment, who had originally thought they were pretending to be priests for fun.

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  • On 90th birthday, Benedict thanks God for helping in ‘difficult moments’

    On 90th birthday, Benedict thanks God for helping in ‘difficult moments’

    According to the short remarks released by the Vatican’s press office, during his 90th birthday party on Monday, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI said that throughout his life there have been difficult moments, but that God always guided him through them. The emeritus pope rang in his birthday by welcoming a delegation from his native Bavaria and sharing some pretzels and beer.

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  • Benedict XVI shares a 90th birthday beer with family and friends

    Benedict XVI shares a 90th birthday beer with family and friends

    Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 90th birthday on April 17. Among those present was Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, Benedict’s 93-year-old brother, who flew in from Germany for the occasion, as well as a small delegation from Bavaria, his home region. They brought to the party two staples of Bavarian cuisine with which the 90-year-old emeritus pontiff was obviously delighted — beer and pretzels.

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  • These 17th century monks did a beer fast for Lent

    These 17th century monks did a beer fast for Lent

    “Salvator” is the name of an “unusually strong” beer that Paulaner monks in the 1600s would brew because “liquid bread wouldn’t break the fast.” J. Wilson, a Christian journalist, tried the special monk diet that he consumed over 46 days during Lent, eating no solid food.

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