Aquam intolerabilem! The psalmist perfectly describes the water of the Nera River (located just outside of Norcia) in which we “swam” on January 6th, according to the annual ceremony of the Baptismal Rite. It’s a rite frequently repeated in the Orthodox Churches, which seems to be very much akin to the spirit of our monastery. In […]
9 March, 2014
Some might be wondering what Br. John is up to. Well, normally he’s studying theology in Rome, but on Ash Wednesday, he served Mass with His Holiness, Pope Francis!
8 March, 2014
Today’s Gospel presents us with the parable of the seed that is sown and has fallen on different places: some along the path, some on rocks, some among thorns, and some on good soil. If we look at the parable literally, the seed wouldn’t be able to do anything about where it falls. However, if […]
23 February, 2014
What better way to prepare for Lent and Easter than to listen to conferences from a monk about prayer? In fact, a Benedictine monk is uniquely qualified to teach this valuable skill, since he spends so many hours a day in prayer!
21 February, 2014