'Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.' ~St.Benedict
Today we celebrate the feast of St.Benedict. He is often called the founder of western monasticism and is famous for 'the rule of Benedict'. This rule provided many guidelines for monks but as time went on his rule was adapted by millions of people all over the world. It has provided invaluable guidance for anyone who is searching for God in the world we live in today. At the very heart of his rule is the call for balance and moderation in all we do. This applies especially to our work, time given to rest and play and time given to our spiritual lives. We are all guilty of going to extremes with different things especially work and we simply forget all the other essential aspects of our lives. Benedict called on people to find the balance. In finding the balance we find ourselves closer to God and much more at ease and at peace with ourselves. He is also the patron Saint of Europe.