Today was the 5th Sunday of Lent. Under the old calendar (1962) this would be the Memorial of St. Benedict, the founder of western monasticism. He died on this day in 547A.D. Even under the old calendar, the 5th Sunday of Lent would take precedence. Under the new calendar, the memorial is now July 11th. There is a short and interesting post on St. Benedict at “Shouts in the Piazza”. Check out their blog… the post can be read here.
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Deacon Michael Bickerstaff
Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ and the President of Virtue@Work. A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Discipleship. NB: The views I express on this site are my own. I am not an official spokesman for either my parish or diocese.
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