Vocation Profile - Benedictine Monks of Norcia

Benedictine Monks of Norcia

Fr. Benedict Nivakoff O.S.B.
Vocation Director
Via Reguardati, 22
06046 Norcia (PG), Italy

39 0743 817125
vocations@nursia.org
nursia.org

International?Yes
Professed members11
Year founded1998
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationAutonomous

(Arch)dioceses
Spoleto-Norcia
International
Located in the diocese of Spoleto-Norcia in Italy
Mission
The Monastery of San Benedetto is a community of Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy, the birthplace of St. Benedict, founder of western monasticism. The monks' goal is to prefer nothing to the love of Christ. They pray the full monastic office as laid out in the Rule of St. Benedict, observe the monastic fast and have retained the patrimony of Gregorian chant and the traditional form of the Latin liturgy (extraordinary form).
Qualifications
Formation
Formation focuses strongly on the interior life: conversion, self-knowledge, the rooting out of vice and the acquiring of virtue- all to create a man of continual prayer. An observership of three months and a postulancy of nine months precede a one-year novitiate. Then, simple profession of three years is made before solemn profession, the monk’s total consecration.
Age range/limit
Practicing Catholics, age 20-35, are invited to come for a short visit of two or three weeks to consider monastic life.
Belated vocations?
No

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