The Life of St. Benedict by Gregory the Great: Translation and Commentary

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-15
  • Publisher: Liturgical Pr
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In his classic Second Book of Dialogues, Pope Gregory the Great lionizes Saint Benedict as hero and casts him predominantly in the role of miracle worker. Yet in his Rule, Benedict comes across more as a practical community organizer and premier spiritual father. In this volume, Terrence Kardong offers a fresh take on Gregory the Great's classic. He alternates between translated sections of the Dialogues and his own commentary. Crisp and direct, and infused with his wry and ever-present sense of humor, Kardong's writing is sure to build up the spiritual life of readers and, equally important, to make them love St. Benedict. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Terrence G. Kardong, OSB, is a monk of Assumption Abbey in Richardton, North Dakota. He is editor of American Benedictine Review and author of Benedict's Rule and Day by Day with Saint Benedict, both published by Liturgical Press.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Conversion and First Miraclep. 1
Hermit Lost and Foundp. 7
Temptation in the Desertp. 13
Temptation among Menp. 21
Four Miracles at Subiacop. 31
A Blow to Hatred and a Coronationp. 41
Fight against Satanp. 49
Charism of Prophecyp. 59
Further Propheciesp. 69
Last Propheciesp. 81
The First Three Miracles of Powerp. 91
At the Heart of the Signs of Powerp. 101
Power and Prayer: Two Examples of a Single Thesisp. 113
Benedict and Scholasticap. 123
The Vision of the World in the Light of Godp. 131
Death, Glory, and the Life Beyondp. 139
Notesp. 149
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