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Saturday, March 21, 2009

St. Benedict of Nursia

"What, dearest brethren, can be sweeter to us than this voice of the Lord inviting us? See, in His loving kindness, the Lord showeth us the way of life." These words of St. Benedict (480-547) come from the Prologue to his "Rule" in which he draws up a moderate lifestyle for monastic communities. He is considered the father of monasticism in the West. On the traditional western calendar his feast is today.

(source of quote: CCEL)

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