A community of equals under God
Bishop Robert Barron's: St. Benedict
A community of equals under God
Monks live in community where all are brothers are equals, living with a spiritual father,
the abbot, who answers to God alone.
St. Benedict wrote
as a guide for this lifestyle, and it has proven successful for over 1,500 years for monks and other Christians.
Watch this short video to find out why:
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
THE GREAT CRITERION
In fidelity to the Master
98. If I encounter a person sleeping outdoors on a cold night, I can view him or her as an annoyance, an idler, an obstacle in my path, a troubling sight, a problem for politicians to sort out, or even a piece of refuse cluttering a public space. Or I can respond with faith and charity, and see in this person a human being with a dignity identical to my own, a creature infinitely loved by the Father, an image of God, a brother or sister redeemed by Jesus Christ. That is what it is to be a Christian! Can holiness somehow be understood apart from this lively recognition of the dignity of each human being?
Fr. Godrey's Homily
Lent 01C 2019
St. Benedict Cathedral
Tresslar’s was a spectacular little five-and-dime: a world of possibility for a child. It was always tough for me to decide whether I’d use Christmas money from my great aunts for a miniature live turtle that would live for a few days or to get a receipt book that I’d write out for everyone in my family. In the office supplies and pet departments, there were enough temptations, calling out for my few dollars. Later in life, I walked into a mall for the first time and wow! Lots more that I “needed.” As an adult, I remember visiting the State Street Marshall Fields in Chicago for the first time. Amazing! The smaller the field of temptation, it would seem, the less to worry about.
But Jesus’ “temptation” in the desert works the opposite. The sure-to-be-unmet promises of Satan have so little apparent power over Jesus, precisely because of the breadth of His vision, exactly because He could see so much more than the devil could. The devil’s work of temptation: it rests squarely on the small view of this-world only. Once the heavenly kingdom is our hope, our dream, our desired destiny, then temptation weakens dramatically.
Brothers and sisters, show me a temptation in your life and I’ll show you a narrow view. Show me your fiercest temptation and I’ll demonstrate that it’s where your longing for eternal life is least secure. Temptation only works if we lose sight of heaven. So today, let’s commit ourselves to keeping at least one eye precisely on where we’re headed!
Mass and Soup Suppers Wednesday Evenings During Lent
Beginning March 13th
Mass at 5:30PM with Confessions following until 6:30PM
Soup Suppers at 6PM
Lenten Fish Fries--BEGIN FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting weekly Friday Night Fish Fries during Lent in the St. Ben's cafeteria from 5 PM to 7 PM. The Fish Fries will begin on March 8th and continue weekly through April 12th. (There will be no Fish Fry on Good Friday). Please pay attention to the bulletin for further information and for opportunities to volunteer.
St. Ben's and First Presbyterian choirs at One God One Community Choral Vespers.
on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:01PM