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For the past four years, Monastero di San Benedetto di Norcia has made 40,000 bottles of beer a month to support their Benedictine community.
NCR Today: Guests enjoyed desserts from 80 different chefs at a charitable function to help the hungry.
The executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York said people need food, shelter, clothing and more after Hurricane Sandy.
If one asks who was the most important spiritual thinker of past 100 years, most people, Catholic or not, will more likely say Thomas Merton.
Before he left for the wilds of Kentucky to become a Trappist monk, Merton lived and developed his faith in New York City, what some might think was an unlikely place, not conducive to spirituality.