The Life and Miracles of St Benedict

Excerpt: THERE was a man of venerable life, Benedict by name and grace, who from the time of his very childhood carried the heart of an old man.

Author: St Gregory St Gregory the Great

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Excerpt: THERE was a man of venerable life, Benedict by name and grace, who from the time of his very childhood carried the heart of an old man. His demeanour indeed surpassing his age, he gave himself no disport or pleasure, but living here upon earth he despised the world with all the glory thereof, at such time as he might have most freely enjoyed it. He was born in the province of Nursia of honourable parentage and sent to Rome to study the liberal sciences. But when he saw there many through the uneven paths of vice run headlong to their own ruin, he drew back his foot, but new-set in the world, lest, in the search of human knowledge, he might also fall into the same dangerous precipice. Contemning therefore learning and studies and abandoning his father's house and goods, he desired only to please God in a virtuous life. Therefore he departed skilfully ignorant and wisely unlearned. I have not attained unto all this man did, but the few things which I here setdown, were related to me by four of his disciples; namely, Constantine, a very reverend man, who succeeded him in the government of the Monastery; Valentinian, who for many years bore rule in the Monastery of Lateran; Simplicius, who was the third superior of that congregation after him; and Honoratus who yet governeth the Monastery which he first inhabited. CHAPTER I. Benedict having now left the schools resolved to betake himself to the desert, accompanied only by his nurse who most tenderly loved him. Coming therefore to a place called Affile, and remaining for some time in the Church of St. Peter by the charitable invitement of many virtuous people who lived there for devotion, so it chanced that his nurse borrowed of a neighbour a sieve to cleanse wheat, which being left carelessly upon the table was found broken in two pieces. Therefore on her return finding it broke, she began to weep bitterly because it was only lent her. But the religious and pious boy, Benedict, seeing his nurse lament was moved with compassion, and taking with him the two pieces of the broken sieve, with tears he gave himself to prayer, which no sooner ended, but he found the sieve whole, and found not any sign that it had been broken. Then presently he restored the sieve which had been broken, whole to his nurse, to her exceeding comfort. This matter was divulged unto all that lived thereabout, and so much admired by all, that the inhabitants of that place caused the sieve to be hanged up in the Church porch, that not only those present, but all posterity might know with how great gifts of grace Benedict had been endowed from the beginning of his conversion. The sieve remained to be seen for many years after, and hung over the Church door even until the times of the Longobards. But Benedict more desirous to suffer afflictions than covetous of praise; and rather willing to undergo labours for the honour of God, than to be extolled with the favours of this world, fled secretly from his nurse to a remote place in the desert called Subiaco, distant about forty miles from Rome, in which a fountain springing with cool and crystal waters, extendeth itself at first into a broad lake, and running farther with increase of waters becometh at the last a river.
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The Life and Miracles of St Benedict

... on the one hand, for the informality — if I may use the term — of St. Gregory's
life as a biography, and, on the other hand, for the exceptionally large proportion
of his work which he devotes to the recital of the miracles worked by St Benedict.

Author: Saint Gregory the Great

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602065819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The life and miracles of the holy father Benedict tr from the second book of the Dialogues by H Formby Followed by The spirit of the Rule of st Benedict by dr Ullathorne

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PANA NO . 11 . - THE MONK ROMANUS AND TIIE DEVIL ' S MALICE . The devil
, begrudging the charity of Romanns and the meal of St . Benedict , casts a stone
 ...

Author: Gregory I ((st) pope.)

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Life and Miracles of St Benedict

... to the wilderness at Subiaco , where he spent three years in solitude preparing
for his future work by a life of prayer and ... 8 ) , the miracles St . Benedict
performed among his disciples at Subiaco reveal him as a man filled with the
spirit of all ...

Author: Gregrory the Great

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814603211

Category: Religion

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A translation of the biography written by Pope Gregory the Great, this official biography is also known as the Second Book of Dialogues. It is the earliest and thus the most valuable biography of St. Benedict.
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The Life and Times of St Benedict

To the history of the translation just quoted Adrevald added an account of St.
Benedict's miracles written in the year 870. The book contains five chapters , and
a supplement taken from the writings of the monk Adelerius , his contemporary .

Author: Peter Lechner

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ISBN: UCAL:$B297282

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The Life of St Benedict Gregory the Great

6See our Introduction ( Sources Chrétiennes 251 ) , pp . 138 - 139 . Without
entering into details , let us just remark that the first section of the Life of Benedict
, which describes the ascent towards perfection , is rounded off by the moral "
miracle ...

Author: Adalbert de Vogüé

Publisher: St Bede's Publications

ISBN: 0932506771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Preeminent monastic scholar Adalbert de Vogue analyzes and comments on Book II of the Dialogues of Pope Saint Gregory the Great -- the Life of Saint Benedict, Father of Western monasticism and Patron of Europe. Full of wisdom, insight and refreshing anecdotes.
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A Sketch of the Life and Mission of St Benedict

In his endeavours to alleviate the sufferings and misery caused by these fearful
visitations , St. BENEDICT worked many of the miracles recorded by St. Gregory .
At his prayer the store of meal that was well nigh spent was replenished , and the
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Author: Cardinal Francis Aidan Gasquet

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU60743557

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A Short Reader of Medieval Saints

liFe. and. MiRaCles. oF. st. BenediCt. With the spread of monasticism from the
Mediterranean world into Gaul and the eventual Christianization of northern
Europe, the predominant model of sanctity con- tinued to be that of the confessor
who ...

Author: Mary-Ann Stouck

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442600942

Category: History

Page: 191

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"Mary-Ann Stouck's short reader stands apart in offering an abbreviated but judicious selection of saints' lives perfectly suited as a brief introduction. It fills a particular need with an elegant sufficiency." - Cynthia J. Hahn, Hunter College and the Graduate Center-CUNY
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The Life of Our Most Holy Father St Benedict

day the as very he was top going of the to mountain, St. John's he Oratory, met
the which old enemy stands upon a mule, in the ... I would know whether he
obtained these great miracles always by prayer, or did them some times only by
the ...

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The Corpse

Others performed their miracles before crowds. The pagan crowd that witnessed
... When a young monk was crushed by a wall, his life was restored and his
bones healed by the prayers of St. Benedict (d. ca. 547). St. Bernard of Abbeville
(d.

Author: Christine Quigley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613772

Category: Social Science

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Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased’s position in life, such as a pharaoh’s mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the “recycling” of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.
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The Medal Or Cross of St Benedict

We might quote several other miracles from the life of St . Placid , such as healing
the sick or driving out devils from those possessed , in which the invocation or the
mention of St . Benedict , still living , was united with the making of the sign of ...

Author: Prosper Guéranger

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ISBN: OXFORD:600102486

Category: Medal of Saint Benedict

Page: 140

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The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy

The Life of Hippocrates . The Life of St . Martin . His Miracles . The Life of St .
Columban . The Life of St . Philibert . ? The Life of St . Gregory . The Passion of St
. Sebastian . ? The Life of St . Maur . The Miracles of St . Benedict . ? Lives of the
 ...

Author: Ordericus Vitalis

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081651022

Category: Church history

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Miracles and the Medieval Mind

This collection of miracles therefore covers more years than any other in Europe .
It might be thought that St Benedict would inevitably have a wider and less
localized cult than that of St Faith , since he was not only the founder of a
particular ...

Author: Benedicta Ward

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105040988219

Category: Europe

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The Life of Saint Benedict

Yet in his Rule, Benedict comes across more as a practical community organizer and premier spiritual father. In this volume, Terrence Kardong offers a fresh take on Gregory the Great's classic.

Author: Pope Gregory I

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814632629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In his classic Second Book of Dialogues, Pope Gregory the Great lionizes Saint Benedict as hero and casts him predominantly in the role of miracle worker. Yet in his Rule, Benedict comes across more as a practical community organizer and premier spiritual father. In this volume, Terrence Kardong offers a fresh take on Gregory the Great's classic. He alternates between translated sections of the Diablo's and his own commentary. Crisp and direct, and infused with his wry and ever-present sense of humor, Kardong's writings sure to build up the spiritual life of readers and, equally important, to make them love St. Benedict. .
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Benedict s Disciples

St Benedict ( c . 480 - c . 550 ) It might be expected that the first chapter of a
volume devoted to Benedictine figures and ... In the second place , it is not
possible to write a Life of Benedict as one might write a Life of St Francis of Assisi
or St Teresa of Avila . ... They were written in 593 – 4 , nearly fifty years after the
probable date of Benedict ' s death , to show that sanctity and miracles did not
belong only to ...

Author: David Hugh Farmer

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 0852442742

Category: Religion

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A fascinating presentation of the great monastic figures, monks and nuns, who have contributed so much to British history, written by a range of the foremost Benedictine scholars of out time. Spanning the period from the sixth century to the twentieth, these lives show the followers of the Rule of St Benedict to have been one of the most important influences in the making of Europe. Edited by the noted scholar and mediaevalist Hugh David Farmer.
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Liturgy and the Moral Self

Mary Ewing Stamps Lives of Living Prayer : Christomorphism and the Priority of
Prayer in the Rule of St . Benedict ... influence upon the Christian Church ( and - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Gregory the Great , Life and Miracles of St . Benedict , trans .

Author: Don E. Saliers

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814661688

Category: Religion

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Liturgical theologian Don Saliers published an essay in 1979 challenging both the Church's and the theological academy's understanding of the relationship of liturgy and ethics. "Liturgy and the Moral Self" features Saliers' provocative essay, an introductory chapter, and sections on liturgical theology, the formation of character, and words and music--each with a single-page introduction to the chapters that follow.
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