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  • Suds and solidarity: Buying Benedictine beer helps rebuild basilica

    Suds and solidarity: Buying Benedictine beer helps rebuild basilica

    • Dec 13, 2016

    The beer-brewing Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy, have been living in temporary structures after a quake in October razed their basilica. Since the calamity, the monks have not been able to brew but they want you to know that the bottles shipped earlier to the U.S. make a great Christmas gift!

  • Prayer and work: A monk's secrets for prized bread

    Prayer and work: A monk's secrets for prized bread

    • Apr 17, 2016

    CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Catholicism is sensual. It’s a religion that engages the senses to bring mankind closer to the Divine. Taste is, of course, one of the senses — one of the ways people have been equipped to experience and apprehend creation. And if tasting offers any pathway to

  • Benedictine brewer-monks say beer, like God, just makes life better

    Benedictine brewer-monks say beer, like God, just makes life better

    • Apr 5, 2016

    Catholic monks have been brewing beer for over 1,500 years, and they’re as active today as ever. Such is the case with the Monks of Norcia at the monastery of St. Benedict, a thirteenth century cloister built over St. Benedict’s birthplace in the Italian city of Norcia, 100 miles from Rome.

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