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This monk helped save ancient manuscripts from ISIS

His monastery started project in the face of a nuclear war, and ended up preserving millions of pages.

The medieval Tree of Jesse was the first “family tree” used to represent a genealogy

"There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots."

Are you enjoying your internet? Thank this Jesuit.

Father Roberto Busa is credited with being the inventor of the hyperlink.

In case you didn’t know, the Vatican Library has been digitized and is online

75,000 codices, 85,000 incunabula and more than a million books have gradually been uploaded to the site.

This Trappist beer is so good, monks struggle with demand

The brewery at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, in Leicestershire, is booming in popularity.

The difference between abbey beers and Trappist beers

All “monastic” beers are not alike. Here’s a brief guide.

New York Times columnist wants to convert. Are we stopping him?

The most helpful part of his book, for Catholics, lists “ramps and walls” Christians build.

The meaning of doves in the Bible

Of all the ancient Mediterranean symbols the Christian church adopted, the dove was probably the most frequently repeated in liturgical art.

What is the literal meaning of “scandal”?

Both the Greek word for “scandal” and the Latin for “sin” are intimately related, and have to do with watching one’s step.