These 17th century monks did a beer fast for Lent

As Ash Wednesday kicks off the Lenten season, Catholics enter into 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology, alcohol and other luxuries. But did you know that Catholic monks once brewed beer specifically for a liquid-only Lenten fast? Back in the 1600s, Paulaner monks moved from Southern Italy to the Cloister Neudeck ob der Au… Continue reading These 17th century monks did a beer fast for Lent

Benedictines of Norcia expands reach of Birra Nursia to the U.S; says everything they do,they do for God

Monastery of San Benedetto, a group of Italy-based monks who (ora et labor) is their way work and prayer are beginning to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Birra Nursia comes to the U.S soon! According to CNA, Sub-prior of the Monastery of Saint Benedict at Norcia, said: “We never expected people to appreciate it… Continue reading Benedictines of Norcia expands reach of Birra Nursia to the U.S; says everything they do,they do for God