The Basilica

The Basilica

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The Basilica of San Benedetto, built over the birthplace of St Benedict and St Scholastica, is cared for by the monks of Norcia. The Basilica opens each day at 8:20 AM and closes at 8:15 PM. The Basilica is closed Tuesday for cleaning usually from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.


Mass Times

The Conventual Mass of the monks is offered in the Extraordinary Form (1962) on Sundays and Solemnities in the Basilica of San Benedetto at 11: 45 AM. The Conventual Mass during the week is celebrated at 10:00 AM in the Extraordinary Form (1962).





Vespers and Compline

Vespers and Compline are open to the public every day in the crypt of the Church. The time for Vespers varies throughout the year from 5:30 PM in Summer, 6:00 PM in Fall and Winter, and 4:15 PM in Lent. Please write to us for more up to date information. Compline is at 7:45 PM all year round. To participate in the morning offices, please write or call and we will open
the front door of the Basilica for you.

To schedule a tour, or a group visit with Mass, please write to Or send a fax to +39 0743 82 84 25