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:
For train schedules to Spoleto, visit
For bus schedules from Spoleto to Norcia, click here.

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History of Giving

History of Giving

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In the Middle Ages monasteries were endowed by kings, supported by noble families, and assisted by the offerings of the faithful. We need the same help today: fellow workers in this great adventure of re-founding monastic life at the Birthplace of St. Benedict.


Some of our friends give a one-time gift. Many of our benefactors make a donation every now and then, as the occasion presents itself. Some make a donation every month, which is especially helpful for the day-to-day operation of the monastery.


There are widows who give their widow’s mite out of their poverty. There are wealthy people who, like good stewards, give back to God out of the abundance He has given them. The majority of our benefactors are ordinary people, with ordinary means, who display extraordinary generosity when it comes to the things of God.