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For centuries, chanting has been at the center of monastic life, and now these Benedictine monks have a chart-topping CD of their music.

In the Italian town where St. Benedict was born, Benedictine monks led by Father Cassian Folsom, an American, gather nine times daily to worship God with Gregorian chants and prayer. Their singing has been recorded and is now a chart-topping album, allowing others outside the walls of the monastery to experience the music and devotions of monastic life.

Monks of Norcia - chart-topping chanters and beer brewers. It's good to be Catholic.

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Benedicta: Marian Chant - The Monks of Norcia

Inspiring and beautiful chant music at it's very best from the Benedictine Monks of Norcia, Italy. Benedicta: Marian Chant from Norcia is a glorious recording of 33 tracks of Gregorian chant, that transports the listener to the Monks’ idyllic monastery in Italy. (

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Tour of the Monks of Norcia Brewery, Italy. Visit the monks and try their beer with us - #CatholicPilgrimage #craftbeer

On June 2, De Montfort Music together with Decca Classics/Universal Music Classics will release BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia, the major label debut from The Monks of Norcia. Based in Norcia, Italy, the community of the Benedictine Monks of Norcia is comprised of 18 men, half American citizens and the other half a diverse group of men from all over the world representing a variety of cultural backgrounds. Lisa Hendey shares their beautiful music.