Friday, July 10, 2009

July 11 St. Benedict – Patriarch of the Society

Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Benedict. He is the Patriarch of the Society of Mary (Marianists). The first word of Saint Benedict's Rule is, "LISTEN." From the Rule of Saint Benedict:

"Let us stand up on our feet then, for Scripture rouses us saying: 'It is full time now for you to wake from your sleep.' And, having opened our eyes to the light of God, let us listen attentively to what the divine voice cries out to us daily: 'Today if you would hear his voice, harden not your hearts'; and again, 'He who has ears to hear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."