Man of Blessing: A Life of St. Benedict

Man of Blessing A Life of St Benedict Set against the bloody backdrop that was Italy in mid first millennium Benedict s life charts a course far different from the violent struggles of his day In a time of war and want this monk and abb

  • Title: Man of Blessing: A Life of St. Benedict
  • Author: Carmen Acevedo Butcher
  • ISBN: 9781557254856
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Set against the bloody backdrop that was Italy in mid first millennium, Benedict s life charts a course far different from the violent struggles of his day In a time of war and want, this monk and abbot aimed to establish and nurture community, cultivate the wilderness, and feed the poor He also left us his famous Rule, seventy three short chapters that are the foundatioSet against the bloody backdrop that was Italy in mid first millennium, Benedict s life charts a course far different from the violent struggles of his day In a time of war and want, this monk and abbot aimed to establish and nurture community, cultivate the wilderness, and feed the poor He also left us his famous Rule, seventy three short chapters that are the foundation for Western monasticism and remain a spiritual classic Man of Blessing answers these questions Why did Pope Benedict XVI choose the name Benedict What other popes have been named Benedict What were the important events in the life of St Benedict What are St Benedict s lasting legacies What is in St Benedict s Rule A brief chapter by chapter summary of St Benedict s Rule is presented.

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    2. I picked up Man of Blessing: A Life of St. Benedict on a whim. I’ve taught The Rule of St. Benedict a couple of times for a medieval literature course, but all I knew about the man himself was what was presented in the short bio at the beginning of the copy of his Rule. So when I saw this book at the bookstore, I thought that it would be a good opportunity to learn more about the life and character of the famous saint. This was not the thorough and detailed biography I was looking for. It turn [...]

    3. I enjoyed this little book, but it was a little too surface for my interest. still, I finished it. in my opinion there are too many lightweight books on Benedict and too few that move deeply into the heart that made him a great saint.

    4. I enjoyed the recounting of stories passed from generations about the life of St. Benedict, they reminded me of folks stories passed down of Buddhist monks like Ikkyu that still lives in hearts and minds of local people.

    5. good historical context for the life of Benedict followed by several short chapters on the miracles attributed to him, and concluding with a summary of the Rule.

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