The Feast of St. Benedict

Today as we celebrate the Feast of St. Benedict and remember his death, I had to return to my Rome experience of last May and June.  That 6 weeks in Rome and traveling to all of St. Benedict’s sites makes everything come alive for me today.  The reading at the Vigil was of Benedict’s death and the image of his monk brothers holding him up.  In the garden courtyard at Monte Cassino is a bold statue depicting that scene.  Nothing speaks more to me of Benedict’s teachings on community and the common life than that statue. Continue Reading