Browsing Category : St. Benedict

St. Benedict of Nursia – Fuga Mundi Series, Part 3


Welcome to the third installment of the Fuga Mundi Series.   Christians have always been faced with the challenge of how to be “in the world, but not of the world.”  The Latin phrase for this is fuga mundi, which literally translates as “flight from the world.”  This series explores how famous monastic persons or groups lived out the fuga mundi.  …

The Sanity of St. Benedict from 1952


The Sanity of St. Benedict | Commonweal Magazine This is a great personal account of how Whittaker Chambers encountered St. Benedict and the whole Catholic tradition. He aptly summarizes the genius of St. Benedict: In an age of pillar saints and furiously competing athletes of the spirit, when men plunged by thousands into the desert, in a lunge toward God, and in…