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America loses its only Trappist brewery, amid competitive beer market 

May 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The first and only certified Trappist brewery in the U.S. has said that it will close, citing a lack of... Read more

Beer.

These 17th century monks did a beer fast for Lent

Feb 28, 2022

By Matt Hadro

With the Lenten season about to begin, Catholics will be immersing themselves in 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology,... Read more

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Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Nov 29, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots... Read more

Argentine archbishop temporarily closes monastery after monks arrested

Jan 4, 2019

Archbishop Marcelo Daniel Colombo of Mendoza, Argentina has temporarily closed the Christ at Prayer Monastery in the town of Tupungato,... Read more

Tynt Meadow Trappist beer. Courtesy photo.

These Cistercian monks are brewing the UK's first Trappist beer

Jun 28, 2018

The label of “Trappist” is among the most exclusive designations of beer worldwide, with only 11 breweries around the globe... Read more

Silverstream Priory Benedictine Monks.

Meet the monks who spend their lives praying for Ireland's priests

Oct 24, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Prayer, reparation, and praising God are the focus of a new Benedictine priory in Ireland, which focuses especially on reparation... Read more

Pluscarden Abbey.

BBC mini-series captures daily life of Benedictine monks

Oct 19, 2017

A new BBC series will depict the daily life of Benedictine monks in a few UK monasteries, taking camera crews... Read more

The Basilica of St. Benedict in the main square of Norcia, before the earthquake.

Echoes of St. Benedict as Norcia monks rebuild after earthquake

Mar 10, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy rebuild their monastery from the rubble caused by devastating earthquakes last year, they do... Read more

Who took religious vows last year? Over 200 Americans.

Feb 4, 2017

There were 216 Catholic women and men religious who took perpetual vows in the U.S. in 2016, and an annual... Read more

Courtesy of the Monastero di San Benedetto.

For these Benedictine monks, to brew well-made beer is to pray

Jun 3, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A group of Italy-based monks pray and work at their monastery at St. Benedict's birthplace. Now the fruits of their... Read more

Monks at Holy Cross Abbey screenshot 1.

Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Sep 2, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots... Read more

Screenshot from Three Rebel Monks trailer.

Spanish film brings story of 'Three Rebel Monks' to life

Apr 22, 2015

A group of young adults in Spain are bringing to the big screen a novel about the renewal of the... Read more