If you go
WHERE TO STAY New Norcia Hotel
bit.ly/1AUe5PI Originally built as a hostel for the parents of boarders at the New Norcia colleges, it is now a hotel with 15 rooms. Single rooms from $59.
bit.ly/1G3lHFL Accommodates up to 24 guests, who are permitted to join the monks for some of their daily prayers in the Monastery Oratory and the Abbey Church. There is no charge, but a donation of $63 per person per night is suggested.
WHERE TO EAT New Norcia Hotel
Lodging offers changing seasonal menus. Sunday-night pizzas starting at $15 are cooked in a wood-fired oven.
It is possible to share meals with the monks upon prior arrangement.
WHAT TO DO
Town tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every day except Christmas and Boxing Day at $12. Spiritual retreats offered throughout the year.