The entire world is talking about our current economic collapse. With Greece on the brink of bankruptcy, with the employment crisis which pervades many European countries, and with the Holy Father’s recent trip to South America – a place of great poverty – everyone, from the Pope down to the man on the street, has…Read More
Sacred Scripture contains not only Divine Wisdom, that is, the revelation which describes the things of God, but also human wisdom, that is, teachings on man and on everyday life. The Gospel passage which we just heard responds to the question: “how can we distinguish the true from the false, especially when the things are…Read More
St. Peter’s question sounds a bit strange to our ears: quid ergo erit nobis? We have left everything and followed you. What then shall we have? (Mt 19:27). It’s important to know that today’s Gospel passage (Mt 19:27-29) directly follows the passage which describes the young man with many possessions. He’s the one who after…Read More
There are three obstacles to fully understand today’s Gospel passage which we just heard: 1) the ordering of the events in the lectionary, 2) the symbolism of the numbers, and 3) the meaning of bread. Lectionary In the Gospel of St. Mark, the story about the multiplication of the loaves form, in fact,…Read More
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Last year for a Theology of Sacred Music course, Br. Evagrius wrote a paper on the principles of liturgical music. It was recently published by “Monastic Musicians”, and we wanted to share it with you. Read it online now.
In the first part of the liturgical year, which runs more or less from December to May, we contemplate the principle mysteries of our redemption: the Incarnation of the Son of God, his manifestation to the world (the Feast of the Epiphany) and his Baptism, his Passion, Death, and Resurrection, and his Ascension into heaven,…Read More
Dear Friends of the Monastery in Norcia, The monastery in Norcia is seeking a layperson to fill the position of Director of Communications. Please see the attached Job Posting and consider posting it on your website or sharing with anyone you think might be qualified and interested. Note that all inquiries and responses should…Read More
My dear friends, unfortunately time only allows me to share a few words with you today on this wonderful feast of Corpus Christi: in fact, Mass will finish in time so that we can participate in the Eucharistic procession through the streets of Norcia! Yes, God will be in our streets! Not the president,…Read More