Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sancti Patris Benedicti: Ora Pro Nobis

Today is the feast of my very favorite saint: St. Benedict.

What a guy. He started off as nobility within the Roman Empire, but gave up his dissatisfying life of priviledge for a life of prayer, living in solitude in a cave. Being found to be a holy man, other men flocked to him and begged him to lead them, so he started a monastery. He composed the Rule of St. Benedict, which is used to this day to order the daily pattern of life in religious communities.

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