Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Norcia News

I had occasion to mention recently the theology program taking place this summer in Norcia. (This program is highly recommended for anyone looking for an immersion in Scripture, scholastic theology, traditional liturgy, a pilgrimage or two, and some fine Italian cuisine. A hard combination to beat!)

Here is some other Norcia news that deserves to be passed along to readers of NLM.

(1) Back in October 2013, Fr. Cassian Folsom, O.S.B., Prior, gave a series of ten conferences on "Praying without Ceasing" to the monastic community at Still River in Massachusetts. The monastery is making these talks available via the internet, one per week until a little before Easter. The conferences can serve to enrich our Lenten observance, and help make our prayer more fruitful.

(2) His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke will be offering the keynote address at the monks' annual fundraising gala in Connecticut on Friday, May 9th. If anyone is interested in attending, he or she should contact Bryan Gonzalez, Director of Development, here.

(3) The Monks are also organizing a pilgrimage "In the Footsteps of St. Benedict", where participants will trace the places that St. Benedict lived: Norcia, Rome, Subiaco, and Montecassino. A few extra trips will be included (for instance, Assisi and Cascia), but for the most part, the trip will focus on visiting Benedictine shrines. Fr. Cassian will be the chaplain for the full nine days. More info here and here.




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