Saint Benedict Today

Today is the feast day for Saint Benedict, the father of Western monasticism. 1500 years after his death, Benedict will be celebrated in churches around the world today (and remembered again in almost every intro to Western Civ course this fall). Not bad for a college drop-out who wanted to live in a cave. Early [Read More…]

Longing for Community

Despite the fact that we experience so little of it—indeed, precisely because we lack this basic human need—community is “in” these days. Marketing firms know that community sells. They don’t tell us how carbonated sugar water will help us or even how good it tastes. They show us pictures of people enjoying life together while [Read More…]