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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Solemn Vows of Br. Evagrius


Fr. Prior Cassian and the monks of Norcia permanently welcome Br. Mary Evagrius Hayden, under the rule of St. Benedict, into their Monastery, as he makes his solemn profession.


The ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10:00 in the Basilica of San Benedetto, at the birthplace of the Twin Saints, in the main piazza of Norcia.  


All are invited to participate.  For those who cannot make the ceremony, please feel free to send your wishes to, and write “For Br. Evagrius” in the subject line.