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SAINT BENEDICT OF NURSIA By M CLEMENT HALL
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Describes the life of St Benedict, with the description of his Life by Saint Gregory, the poem of Mark and the Rule of Benedict. The origins and development of monasticism are outlined and the legacy... More > of Benedict discussed.< Less
The Holy Rule of St. Benedict By St. Benedict of Nursia
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This work holds the first place among monastic legislative codes, and was by far the most important factor in the organization and spread of monasticism in the West. St. Benedict's rules of... More > obedience, humility, and contemplation are not only prerequisites for formal religious societies, they also provide an invaluable model for anyone desiring to live more simply.< Less
Dialogues By Pope Gregory I
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Having witnessed the endless string of disasters that shattered his beloved Italy in the late 6th century AD, Pope Saint Gregory the Great set down in the Dialogues a sequence of tales to help his... More > contemporaries escape from their worldly troubles and contemplate eternal life. Peter, Gregory's interlocutor, laments that he has never heard of anyone famous in Italy for virtue. To set him straight, Gregory offers an entire litany of stories of Italian saints--from Honoratus of Funda who pinned a great rock to a mountainside to prevent it from crushing an abbey, to the holy virgin Tarsilla who received a vision of Pope Felix immediately before her death. Several of these stories are well known even to this day, while others, like the story of Florentius and his ill-fated bear, are merely strange and picturesque.< Less
San Benito, Padre de Europa By F.A. Forbes
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Este libro contiene uno de los secretos mejor guardados de nuestro tiempo: para entender Europa, es imprescindible conocer la vida de San Benito y la Regla monástica que escribió.... More > Quizá, más que un secreto, podría considerarse un olvido intencionado por parte de una época que idolatra la acción y ya no conoce el valor de la contemplación. A fuerza de perseguir el progreso, hemos olvidado los cimientos en los que se asienta nuestra cultura. En una gruta perdida en Subiaco y en la altura abandonada y arrasada por los bárbaros de Montecassino, Benito vivió una vida dedicada a la oración y al trabajo manual. Su silencio y ocultación, sin embargo, tuvieron un impacto más profundo y duradero en la cultura de Occidente que las políticas, batallas y decretos de emperadores y reyes. Milagros, visiones y dones excepcionales de Dios salpican la vida de un santo que, a través de su ejemplo y de su Regla, inspiraría a los monjes que conservaron durante siglos la cultura occidental y transformaron Europa.< Less

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