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The Rule of St. Benedict by St. Benedict of Nurcia

This is part of the Besides the Bible 100 books list series.  For more info see that page.

As i said, I read this book at the same time as This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti, and although Perettis’ novel does not claim to be a guide for following Jesus, the authors do have very different ways of experiencing the Holy Spirit one can infer.   482 more words

Besides The Bible

A Prayer of St Benedict

Grant to me, O Father,
most holy and most merciful,
wisdom to understand Thy intentions with
regard to me, a heart to share Thy feelings, 61 more words

Better than the previous neighbour

Whittaker Chambers has an essay on St. Benedict, where he claims that one of the saint’s important contributions to the cultural revival of Europe was the reinfusion of meaningfulness into manual labor – something which Ancient Rome in its decadence had lost. 885 more words

Fragments Of Culture

Visit to my alma mater

During my 1991-1995 years, I attended Saint Meinrad College Seminary. After 20 years of intermittent visits, I had the opportunity to do a quick visit on “The Hill” again. 17 more words


Frequently heard by sponsors everywhere:

I’m doing okay at prayer….

(I just suck at the meditation part).

In the Twelve and Twelve, Bill writes:

The actual experience of meditation and prayer across the centuries is, of course, immense.

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Chanting Monks Hit Top Of The Charts

Father Benedict Nivakoff shares the inspiration for their album, ‘BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia’

ipl2 informs us:

Gregorian Chant

The early Christian church derived their music from existing Jewish and Byzantine religious chant. 204 more words

Glimpses of Grace.

The days are going by, 3 and a half weeks already since Baby Grace was born. My routine at work is back to normal (besides the fact that I am constantly tired), my room no longer smells like fresh picked flowers, I broke the lease for the house Wyatt and I were moving into, and I have started (slowly) running again.  867 more words