Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Saint Gregory showed a great deal of promise at a young age.  He had a stellar political career, becoming prefect of Rome before the age of thirty.  After a short time, he resigned his office and dedicated his life to the priesthood. He joined a Benedictine monastery and became abbot, founding several other monasteries during his time there. Eventually… Continue reading Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Today’s readings Saint Gregory showed a great deal of promise at a young age.  He had a stellar political career, becoming prefect of Rome before the age of thirty.  After a short time, he resigned his office and dedicated his life to the priesthood. He joined a Benedictine monastery and became abbot, founding several other monasteries during his… Continue reading Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Pope Saint Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church

Today’s readings “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” These are words Saint Gregory took to heart. He was one of the foremost theologians and thinkers in Church history, and did much to spread the Gospel in an orthodox way throughout the world. St. Gregory showed a great deal of… Continue reading Pope Saint Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church

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

Pope St. Gregory the Great

Today’s readings St. Gregory showed a great deal of promise at a young age.  He had a stellar political career, becoming prefect of Rome before the age of thirty.  After a short time, he resigned his office and dedicated his life to the priesthood.  He joined a Benedictine monastery and became abbot, founding several other… Continue reading Pope St. Gregory the Great