Raise a glass to the brewing monks!

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Wednesday 28, August 2013 | Category:  
Near the birth place of Saint Benedict in Italy is the Monastero di San Benedetto just outside of Rome in the Umbrian town of Norcia, where the Benedictine monks have been hard at work successfully brewing beer for a year.

Birra Nursia’s name has a history, according to their website: “The footsteps of our monastic ancestors, we sought to reinforce this ancient method of collaboration. In gratitude to the town’s patron, Saint Benedict and to the town’s inhabitants who so graciously welcomed us in the year 2000 when we returned to the ancient monastery at his birthplace, we have named our beer Nursia.”

The brew serves as a “a spiritual gain for them [visitors], even though they are not looking for it,” said the director of Birra Nursia, Father Benedict Nivakoff, O.S.B., in the YouTube video from Catholic News Service.

Cheers to the work of the Benedictine monks!

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