Saint Benedict: March 2011 Archives

c. 1437-1446

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A reading from a sermon by St. Aelred

As today we celebrate the passing of our holy Father Benedict, I am obliged to say something about him, especially because I observe that you are eager to listen. Like good sons you have come together to hear about your Father who, in Christ Jesus, gave birth to you in the Gospel. Because we know that he has passed beyond, let us see where he came from and where he has gone.

He came from where we still are, of course, and he has gone on to that place to which we have not yet come. And while we are not physically there where he has gone, we are there in hope and love, as our Redeemer has told us: Where your treasure is, there also is your heart. Thus the Apostle said: Our dwelling place is in heaven. Indeed, Saint Benedict himself, while he lived physically in this world, dwelt in thought and desire in the heavenly Fatherland.
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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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