Saint Benedict, Abbot, Founder of Western Monasticism

Today’s readingsRule of Saint Benedict It is with great fondness that I observe this feast of St. Benedict the abbot, and father of western monasticism.  My own Benedictine roots stem from my college days at Benedictine University in Lisle (which was then called Illinois Benedictine College), and I have a deep fondness for the monks of… Continue reading Saint Benedict, Abbot, Founder of Western Monasticism

Mass of the Holy Spirit at Benedictine University

And first of all, whatever good work you begin to do, beg of Him with most earnest prayer to perfect it… That quote is from one of my favorite spiritual works, the Rule of Saint Benedict. I think it’s an appropriate sentiment with which to begin a school year. Education is, indeed, a good work,… Continue reading Mass of the Holy Spirit at Benedictine University

St. Benedict, Abbot

It is with great fondness that I observe this feast of St. Benedict the abbot, and father of western monasticism. My Benedictine roots stem from my college days at Benedictine University in Lisle (then called Illinois Benedictine College), and I have a deep fondness for the monks of St. Procopius Abbey, who staffed the college,… Continue reading St. Benedict, Abbot

Saint Benedict, Abbot, Founder of Western Monasticism 

It is with great fondness that I observe this feast of St. Benedict the abbot, and father of western monasticism. My Benedictine roots stem from my college days at Benedictine University in Lisle (then called Illinois Benedictine College), and I have a deep fondness for the monks of St. Procopius Abbey, who staffed the college,… Continue reading Saint Benedict, Abbot, Founder of Western Monasticism 

Saint Scholastica, Virgin

Today’s readings Today we celebrate the memorial of Saint Scholastica, who is known as the sister of Saint Benedict. Some traditions speak of them as twins. Pope Saint Gregory the Great tells us that Benedict ruled over both monks and nuns, and it seems as if Saint Scholastica was the prioress of the nuns. So… Continue reading Saint Scholastica, Virgin

Saint Benedict, Abbot, Father of Western Monasticism

Today’s readings It is with great fondness that I observe this feast of St. Benedict the abbot, and father of western monasticism.  My Benedictine roots stem from my college days at Benedictine University in Lisle (then called Illinois Benedictine College), and I have a deep fondness for the monks of St. Procopius Abbey, who staffed… Continue reading Saint Benedict, Abbot, Father of Western Monasticism

Saint Benedict, Abbot

I must say that today, I observe with great fondness this feast of St. Benedict, abbot, and father of western monasticism.  My Benedictine roots stem from my college days at Benedictine University in Lisle (then called Illinois Benedictine College), and I have a deep fondness for the monks of St. Procopius Abbey, who staffed the… Continue reading Saint Benedict, Abbot

The Fifth Sunday of Easter [A]

Today’s readings I can see by your attendance here today that you were not caught up in the rapture last night. I bring this up not so much to poke fun at those who mistakenly predict the end of days, but rather to use this occasion to talk about exactly what we Catholics believe about… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Easter [A]