Letter #65, 2016: “The Church Has Collapsed”

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October 31, 2016, Monday — The Basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia, Italy, at the birthplace of St. Benedict (480-529 A.D.), has completely collapsed due to an earthquake, but thankfully… no lives have been lost in Norcia and the monks and nuns in the city are all safe “The Basilica of St. Benedict is destroyed.’” […]

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Letter # 47, 2014: Happy New Year

A Blessed New Year Wednesday, December 31, 2014 I write from the little town of Norcia, Italy, where St. Benedict was born. Here, the year is drawing to an end with snow flurries and temperatures below freezing. Above the city, snow-covered muntain peaks were shrouded in mist all day. Father Cassian and the monks here […]

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Letter # 44, 2014: 1st Annual Urbi et Orbi Dinner

December 6, 2014, Saturday — Orthodox and Catholics to Gather at Papal Nunciature The text below is the Press Release for the 1st Annual Urbi et Orbi Foundation dinner on December 10, 2014, in Washington D.C., at the papal nunciature. PRESS RELEASE –For Immediate Release– December 6, Washington, DC — The Urbi et Orbi Foundation […]

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Top Ten People 2011: Father Cassian Folsum, O.S.B.

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Sometimes we are able to see a splendid adventure of life and in faith just at the moment that it is unfolding. And we are able to watch the struggles, and challenges, and successes, of a man, or group of men, and even to participate with them in that adventure. Such is the case with […]

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