So how does St. Benedict speak to us today?
How does he address the issues that we face?
How, particularly, does he speak to grade school or high school communities on Long Island, New York.
Can it be that this tiny Rule, written some 1500 years ago for men in rural Italy, is still vibrant, life-giving and relevant?
I believe it is. I believe that in Benedict we find a man with vision and practical wisdom whom we can hear because he speaks out of his personal experiences. It is precisely because he has such a grasp of the human psyche and how it works that he can touch us with practical wisdom and insight.