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Zenit has published an address by Pope Benedict XVI in which he commends the Rule of St. Benedict as a guide for Europe today. Click here to read it.
The Pope is right on the mark historically and as a call to monks today when he explained, “A monastic life of isolation has it’s place, but a monastery also has a public aim in the life of the Church and society as a whole. It must serve to make faith visible as a force of life.”
The greatest monasteries today are those who know that monks were leaders and innovators in mass communication in times of crumbling civilization and warrior raids and should be today. What would the world look like today if monks during the Benedictine Centuries (550 to 1150 AD) had the Internet instead of a quill?
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