VISIT BASILICA

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)

VISIT GUESTHOUSE

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: foresteria@osbnorcia.org

DIRECTIONS GETTING TO NORCIA

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 www.egea.eu.

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Br. Anthony Zemenick, O.S.B.

Br. Anthony Zemenick, O.S.B.

 

My name is Br. Anthony Zemenick. I come from Arlington, Texas. I went to college at Magdalen College in Warner, NH. During my junior year of college (2005), I came over to Norcia for the Vocational Discernment Program during the summer. After graduation, I returned to Norcia in the summer of 2006 to join the monastery. On August 6, 2010 I made my Solemn Vows.

 

For the most of my time in the monastery I was the cook and kitchen master, however I also worked in the sacristy for a period of time. Most recently I have begun philosophy studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome.

 

The saints who have inspired me in my monastic vocation have been the Desert Fathers; first and foremost St. Anthony the Great (my patron), but also the others Desert Fathers and Monastic Fathers of the Christian East.