- Jun 18, 2021
Koningshoeven Abbey in The Netherlands has launched an online platform for aspiring monks: eNovice. This digital novitiate is a world first, according to the Dutch Trappists.
A Russian court on Tuesday fined a coronavirus-denying monk who has challenged Kremlin lockdown orders for spreading false information about the pandemic.
A rebellious Russian monk who has denied the coronavirus’ existence and urged believers to ignore the Kremlin’s lockdown orders has taken control of a monastery in the Ural Mountains.
Prosecutors on Saturday ordered a recently defrocked monk to be detained for four days pending an investigation into his alleged involvement in the death of the abbot of a prominent monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo.
For the monks of Mount Saint Bernard abbey, St. Patrick’s Day had a special significance this year: It was the first brew day of their new brewery.
Ireland has been hard hit by scandals involving the sins of priests in recent years, but it’s also home to a new Benedictine priory with a commitment to prayer for the sanctification of priests, rooted in St. Benedict’s example of adaptation to changing circumstances.
“The earthquake and kind of the destruction that we had seen of material things has really reminded us of the fact that we’re pilgrims here on earth, and that this world will pass away, and that the biggest, most glorious things man can build, one day they will come to dust, and it’s the soul that endures, and it’s God,” said Father Martin Bernhard, O.S.B. of the Benedictine Monks of Norcia.