Happy Feast Day of St. Benedict

An especially happy day for me, as this is the titular feast day for my parish.

Here is a beautiful prayer by the Saint from saints.sqpn.com:

 

Prayer for the Gifts to Seek God and Live in Him

Father, in your goodness grant me the intellect to comprehend you, the perception to discern you, and the reason to appreciate you. In your kindness endow me with the diligence to look for you, the wisdom to discover you, and the spirit to apprehend you. In your graciousness bestow on me a heart to contemplate you, ears to hear you, eyes to see you, and a tongue to speak of you. In your mercy confer on me a conversation pleasing to you, the patience to wait for you, and the perseverance to long for you. Grant me a perfect end – your holy presence. Amen.

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Pray Much

Our Lady of Pompeii, from  the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

Our Lady of Pompeii, from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

Here is the story of Our Lady of Pompeii.

Medal of St. Benedict

Medal of St. Benedict

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one side of the medal of St. Benedict.

We need sacramentals! Here are two good articles: Sacramentals, from New Advent and The Value Of Sacramentals from Catholic Culture.

(And that makes 7 posts in 7 days)!