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Gregorian chant will make your life better

Rome, Italy, Jun 3, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Benedictine Monks of Norcia spend their lives in prayer and labor – “ora et labora” – chanting the psalms and producing crafts to support themselves. This week, they also released an album meant to share their prayer with the world – music, they say, […]

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Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

(Vatican Radio) June 29th marks the Feast day of Sts. Peter and St. Paul, patron saints of the eternal city. Much of the focus of the festivity is on the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls where liturgical and secular celebrations take place. The Basilica itself stands near the Abazia delle Tre Fontane, where St. Paul […]

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Beauty and beer: Monks’ outreach is part of new evangelization

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Even before retired Pope Benedict XVI set up a pontifical council for new evangelization and convoked a world Synod of Bishops on the theme, a new group of Benedictine monks was using Latin and liturgy to reach out to those whose faith was weak or nonexistent. Now they’ve added beer to […]

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Louisiana monks thankful for right to sell caskets

New Orleans, La., Mar 22, 2013 / 02:00 am (CNA).- After fighting a lawsuit for over five years, Benedictine monks in Louisiana finally won the right to sell their handmade wooden caskets when a federal appeals court ruled in their favor March 20. “This is great news for us…we’re first of all very grateful,” said […]

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Belmont Abbey’s beer-brewing monk

June 03, 2011 6:03 PM Christopher Lux BELMONT — Crafting of homemade beers within monastery walls dates back to the Middle Ages. Monks drank the filling, grain-based beverage with their meals to make up for limited amounts of food or to ease their hunger pangs during fasting. Today, the ancient tradition continues at Belmont Abbey, […]

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Monks building new monastery at site of biblical miracle

Jerusalem, Israel, May 28, 2011 / 06:13 pm (CNA).- The Benedictine monks who oversee the site where Jesus miraculously fed thousands are building a new monastery to replace their earthquake-damaged building. Fr. Jeremias Marseille, OSB, a member of the German Benedictine community living there, said that their present house, built without proper foundations in the […]

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Monks Embrace Web to Reach Recruits

              by Tanzina Vega. Published: April 17, 2011 The Benedictine monks at the Portsmouth Abbey in Portsmouth, R.I., have a problem. They are aging — five are octogenarians and the youngest will be 50 on his next birthday — and their numbers have fallen to 12, from a peak […]

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