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Feast of St. Benedict

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Also noted in passing, today is the Feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, founder of western monasticism. It was his spritual descendents who preserved the store of knowledge during the Dark Ages, were suppressed by Henry VIII, and have provided inspiration and solace to countless people over the centuries. Their motto, “ora et labora” (prayer and work) sums up the values of these men and women who devote their lives to Christ.

St. Benedict’s life here. His famous rule, and information about Benedictine houses can be found here.

Written by martinipundit

July 11, 2005 at 2:06 pm

Posted in Church, History

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