“Many people are turned off by religion, but will come to the monastery to have some beer.”
A group of Benedictine monks are using Latin chant, liturgy, and beer, to reach out. Learn more about these 18 monks and their life of work and prayer in the video after the jump:
The “best beer in the world,” according to some, is made by Trappist monks at St. Sixtus’ Abbey in Belgium. Listen to the story of how this rare beer was briefly available in the US on NPR: A Sign From Above? Needing New Roof Monks Sell Rare Beer in the U.S.
A new album of Marian chant recorded by the Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy will be released tomorrow June 2nd. It will be called Benedicta: Marian Chant from Norcia. (The average age of a monk in the community is 33.) Watch the video about their life and music after the jump:
Monks enjoy a snowball fight as much as anyone. Check it out, after the jump: