Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace – Memorial of St. Francis, October 4, 2017

The title of this post is deliberately misleading. We all know the Prayer of St. Francis, don’t we? We have read it in greeting cards, seen it on inspirational plaques, even sung it at Mass. It’s a lovely prayer, lovely poem, lovely song. But St. Francis didn’t write it. Some research shows shows that the […]

St. Gregory the Great

There is a lot we know about St. Gregory the Great, a broad overview of which is seen in the passage below from a wonderful website called Evangelizo.org. One thing it does not tell us is that virtually all we know about the life and history of St. Benedict, Father of Western Monasticism and Patron […]