Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe

July 11th, 2017
St Benedict

“Evangelical gentleness is the most delightful expression of Christian charity.”  (Ven. P. B. Noailles)

Today is the feast of St. Benedict, 480 -547, founded the monastery of Monte Cassino.  His Rule,  observed by Benedictines and Cistercians,  is distinguished by its wisdom and balance and those who lived by it did much to shape the Europe of today.  He was named patron of Europe in 1964.