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Monks welcome visitors for Saint Benedict Festival
Brothers Mariano Alva-Ramirez and Benjamin Tran show Mount Angel Abbey's beer.
Brothers Mariano Alva-Ramirez and Benjamin Tran show Mount Angel Abbey's beer.
SAINT BENEDICT – The monks of Mount Angel Abbey will share a farm-to-fork picnic and their own craft beer at the Saint Benedict Festival set for Saturday, July 9.

The event was created to share the heart of monastic life with first-time visitors as well as longtime Abbey friends.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Arts and Entertainment News
Granite and clay: Creativity, patience shape sculptor for priesthood
ROME (CNS) — In the small dormitory room that smelled of moist modelling clay, dozens of statues of a laughing Jesus lined wooden shelves against a wall.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Beyond rhetoric, book has useful material on ending capital punishment
Someone interested in understanding the fervent opposition by many Christians to capital punishment will find a starting point in this book. Author Shane Claiborne combines facts, storytelling and evangelical preaching to explain this push to abolish capital punishment.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
History a refreshing departure from overly pious views of St. Francis
St. Francis of Assisi had a few rough edges, according to Jon Sweeney, who rejects the common practice of making him too saintly. First, the strong, public and repeated disobedience to his father, so frequently romanticized by the saint's admirers, amounts to a "flaunting disregard for the fourth commandment," according to Sweeney. Readers might see parallels here with Martin Luther's paternal conflict, a relationship much maligned by Catholics over the centuries.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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