Praedicatio

The Preaching: Spiritual reflections expounding theological truths

Lectio

The Lecture: Theological formation from Masters

Disputatio

The Disputation: The Scholastic Method at its heart

Commentaria

The Commentary: Looking to the Great Masters

Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies

Praedicatio. Lectio. Disputatio. Commentaria.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Monastero San Benedetto di Norcia



Trailer for a documentary on the Monastery of Saint Benedict in Norcia.



"The documentary, filmed in the summer of 2011, takes you into the life of the Benedictine monks of Norcia. Release date: Christmas, 2011. Documentary filmed, produced, and edited by Peter Hayden and Wilderland FIlm Studios. ~ On December 2, 2000, a tiny band of American monks with faith and courage and not much else re-founded monastic life in Norcia, Italy at the birthplace of St. Benedict. Powerful forces hostile to the faith had expelled the monks in 1810 and almost two centuries were to pass before Providence brought them back. Inspired by the Holy Rule, these monastic pioneers are going back to the roots of the Benedictine tradition. Chanting the Divine Office in Latin by day and by night at the very place where their holy patron was born, they are able to return to the spirit of their founder, as Vatican II urged all religious to do, in a very tangible way. As a result, something extraordinary is happening in Norcia. Young men from around the world, leaving home and country for the love of Christ, are drawn to the new monastery and commit themselves to stability, conversion of life and obedience at the birthplace of their founder. Their goal is focused and compelling: to prefer nothing whatever to the love of Christ!"

© 2011 Wilderland Film Studios.