- Dec 9, 2019
Pope Francis asked the world’s Benedictines to continue to offer oases of peace and silence to a busy and distracted world.
Produced without a narrator, the BBC series aims to portray the quiet contemplation of the Benedictine monks’ daily routines using only the natural sounds of the monasteries. Viewers will be able to experience the sights and sounds of meals, Gregorian chants, and gardens.
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.
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!
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
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.