Monday, July 11, 2005

Saint Benedict

From the Rule of Saint Benedict:

"Just as there exists an evil fervor, a bitter spirit, which divides us from God and leads us to hell, so there is a good fervor which sets us apart from evil inclinations and leads us toward God and eternal life. No one should follow what he considers to be good for himself, but rather what seems good for another. Let them put Christ before all else; and may he lead us all to everlasting life."

Read an interesting article on the founder of Western Monasticism here.

And a Happy Name Day to our Holy Father!