Seeing the Essential Oneness of God's World

By Sr. Phyllis McMurray, OSB

A story is told in the Life of Benedict attributed to Gregory the Great about Benedict’s own spiritual transformation.  It is said that Benedict, close to the time of his death, went to a tower cell late at night to pray, when the rest of his community was thought to be at rest. As he gazed out into the darkness, he saw an amazing light break through the black of the night.  Afterwards, Gregory recounts, it was as though “the whole world, contracted as it were together, was represented to his eyes in one ray of light.” Continue Reading