Wednesday, 8th November 2023
The Chimes - November 2023
This November issue includes the 5th International Benedictine Oblates Congress, a look back at the 2023 New Norcia Library Lecture and an answer to the puzzling document from the archives!
New Norcia Benedictine Community
New Norcia Road
New Norcia WA 6509
You won’t believe what lies behind the locked doors of our buildings! There is so much to do and explore in Australia’s only monastic town.
Founded in 1847 by Spanish Benedictine Monks, the town has had many purposes; a mission, a monastery, a provider of education and now as a place of spiritual retreat.
The Monastery, where the monks live, work and pray, is at the heart of New Norcia. The monks of New Norcia live according to the guidance and rhythms of The Rule of St Benedict, which has been followed by monks since the sixth century AD. Monks who do so are referred to as ‘Benedictines’. Unlike many priests and nuns, monks do not join an ‘order’ as such, but instead join an autonomous monastery where they promise to remain for the rest of their lives.
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As a Friend of New Norcia you will receive a regular letter with all the news of New Norcia, notice of our regular events in New Norcia or Perth and will have the opportunity to participate in preserving and sharing this unique national treasure.