Monday, March 21, 2011

Memorial of St. Benedict

(A little prayer is in order, I think.  See Benedictine Daily Prayer, pp. 1828-39)

Gregory the Great's account of Saint Benedict's death:

And a prayer from the Breviary (p. 2246):
St. Benedict, you were a man of peace.  You walked the paths of peace your whole life long and led all who came to you into the ways of peace.  Help us, St. Benedict, to achieve peace; peace in our hearts, peace in our homes, peace in our sorely troubled world.  Through your powerful intercession with God help us to be peacemakers.  Aid us to work for peace, to take the first step in ending bitterness, to be the first to hold out our hands in friendship and forgiveness.  Beg God to let peace permeate our lives so that they may be lived in God's grace and love.  And at the end of our lives obtain for us the reward of peacemakers, the eternal blessed vision of God in heaven.  Amen.


  1. This is just the prayer I needed to see today and I will make it my own. Thank you!

  2. Obrigado pelo lindo Blog. Sou pastor Metodista no Brasil, na Região Amazônica. Deus te abençoe. A paz de Cristo. Venha nos visitar um dia. Com carinho. Pastor Edson sardinha - Igreja Metodista do Brasil