The Basilica of San Benedetto, is built over the birthplace of St Benedict and St Scholastica.
The Basilica opens each day at 8:20 AM and closes at 8:15 PM. (Closed Tuesday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)


Guests and pilgrims who wish to come and spend some time in prayer with the monks are always welcome. We have a small guesthouse where we can accommodate men who wish to closely follow our life. If you wish to reserve a room, please contact the guestmaster at:


There are several ways to arrive in Norcia:
TRAIN and BUS SCHEDULES, DRIVING DIRECTIONS from Rome Spoleto and Milan For more traveling information, please go to

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Final Release of “Quaerere Deum”

Eight years ago, our close friends, Tom Kolenberg and Eric Griffin, produced our first short video which gave a glimpse into our life. The video was an immediate success. But within a short time, we realized that a new video would be necessary which could illustrate the tremendous growth of the community and in a longer format, depict more aspects of our daily life.


Inspired by the full length documentary of Carthusian life,  “Into Great Silence” we sought to produce a medium length film of high quality which would expose those far away from us to the inner workings of our life.  Thus the idea of “Quaerere Deum” was born. The title comes from the first task of all monks, To Seek God, as described by the Rule of St Benedict


We especially want to thank Peter Hayden, brother of our Br. Evagrius, who gave of his time and talent to produce this wonderful film.  May God continue to bless him and the work he does, as well as all of our friends who watch this video.   Without further ado, we present to you “Quaerere Deum”.


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