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  • Echoes of St. Benedict as Norcia monks rebuild after earthquake

    Echoes of St. Benedict as Norcia monks rebuild after earthquake

    • Mar 10, 2017

    “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.

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

    These 17th century monks did a beer fast for Lent

    • Mar 1, 2017

    “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.

  • ‘Other’ Orthodox have low expectations for ‘Great Council’

    ‘Other’ Orthodox have low expectations for ‘Great Council’

    • Jun 17, 2016

    A leading cleric of the Oriental Orthodox Churches, invited to the “Great and Holy Council” taking place in Crete only as observers, says that “humanly speaking, one cannot expect much from this synod … but we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit who can guide us at all levels.”

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