"A little episode in the life of St Benedict is very beautiful.
One day during Holy Mass, as soon
as the words 'This is My Body' had been uttered,
St Benedict heard a response coming from the
newly consecrated Host: 'And also yours, Benedict!'
True participation at Holy Mass should make us
victims (hosts) in company with the Divine Victim. "
Excerpt from Jesus Our Eucharistic Lord
Fr Stefano M Manelli, FFI
Italy ~ 480-547
Priest, twin brother to St Scholastica
Patriarch of Western Monasticism
Motto of Benedictines: Ora et Labora
("Pray and Work")
Co-Patron of Europe
FEAST DAY - July 11
“He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God
with his hands.” ~ St Benedict
Ste Benedict, ora pro nobis!