It’s been a good week for the Benedictine family. Only a few days earlier, we celebrated the solemnity of our founder, St. Benedict of Nursia. This weekend we celebrate the feast day of another great Benedictine saint, St. Henry II, who is said to have been cured of a physical ailment by a simple touch
It’s not easy letting things go when your pride and ego have been wounded. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t automatically react in a negative way, at least not initially. There are some people who try to cultivate humility by letting things go, whether they were at fault for not. In fact, Benedictine
Let’s admit it – most of us will stumble at least once during the Lenten season. The good news is that it’s perfectly normal. After all, we’re human. For some of us who have lofty aspirations of “going big or going home” at the start of the season, we may end up feeling disappointed early
Do you follow a Rule of Life? Is there a systematic way that you practice your faith in the pubic square? Do you share in these same practices with a community through which you find companionship and accountability? Many Catholics throughout the centuries have found themselves seeking to live their lives more perfectly for God.
We all know St. Benedict. The saint whose medal (which you’re probably wearing right now) protects against poisoning and the devil. The saint who founded cenobitic life removed from the world when stuff in the fast-crumbling Western arm of the Roman Empire was starting to get real. His Rule is known for bringing a quiet