July 09, 2006

I am absent beginning Monday, July 10, and will return on Thursday, July 13.

March 21 is the day St. Benedict died in A.D. 547. Benedictine monks observe that day as a feast.

However, July 11— this coming Tuesday— is the memorial of St. Benedict in the universal calendar of the Church.

In his memory, here are some of my thoughts on mere basics of spirituality— of both the Benedictine flavor and the general Christian.

Introduction to life in a Benedictine monastery, click on:

Basics of Benedictine spiritual practice for those living outside a monastery, click on:

Basic building blocks of Christian discipleship, click on:
spiritual direction.

Strong, authentically Eucharistic spirituality, click on:

If you are interested in my daily homilies, click on:

Finally, the image above is the back of the medal known as "The Cross of Saint Benedict".

Here's the front of the Cross.

To read about it, click on:


Anonymous Zabou_the_terrible said...

Bonne fête de Saint Benoît à vous depuis la France ! :-)

3:08 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Best wishes, Fr. Stephanos, to you and your brothers on the feast day of Father Benedict.

2:43 AM  
Blogger gilbs72 said...

Hello Father. An aunt picked up a Medal lying on the ground which says "S Benedictus Monach Occid Patriar". I do not read Latin but online translators return "S Benedictus Monastic To Fall Fatherland" which sounds a bit scary to me. The other side has the CSPB cross and VRS initials. I hope my translation is erroneous and there is nothing to worry about. Can you help me understand? Thank you.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

"S Benedictus Monach Occid Patriar" ... abbreviating Latin words that mean:
"Saint Benedict Patriach of Western Monks"

3:03 PM  

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