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Benedict: Patriarch of Western Monasticism

Like a star in the darkness of night, Benedict of Nursia brilliantly shines, a glory not only to Italy but of the whole Church. Whoever considers his celebrated life and studies in the light of the truth of history, the gloomy and stormy times in which he lived, will without doubt realize the truth of […]


A Reflection On the Benedictine Vow of Stability

By: Msgr. Charles Pope Most Catholics are familiar with the three vows taken by most religious of poverty, chastity and obedience. To these three, St. Benedict (whose feast we celebrated Wednesday), added a fourth for the Benedictine order, the vow of stability. Our summer seminarian who had considered joining the Benedictines at one time spoke […]


Monk-reformer St. Peter Damian celebrated Feb. 21

Denver, Colo., Feb 19, 2012 / 09:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Feb. 21, Catholics honor Saint Peter Damian, a Benedictine monk who strove to purify the Church during the early years of its second millennium. In his Sept. 9, 2009 general audience on the saint, Pope Benedict XVI described him as “one of the most […]


New Book: The Benedictines in the Middle Ages

For those of you who are interested in the history of the Benedictine Order, The Benedictines in the Middle Ages by Dr James G. Clark might be of interest. “The men and women that followed the sixth-century customs of Benedict of Nursia (c.480-c.547) formed the most enduring, influential, numerous and widespread religious order of the […]