It has been a long tradition at Saint Benedict Center to study the saints -- not only their individual lives but also groups of saints by theme.
How many canonized doctors are there? How many brother-and-sister (sibling) saints are there? Name the canonized foundresses of religious orders. Name the boy saints who died under the age of twenty.
Such trivia teaches us about the lives of our Catholic heroes. We get to know them and love them by way of a game.
So, the game for today is: Find the saint who died at your age. Learn something new about your saint-for-the-year. Befriend your saint and ask him (or her) for special help and favors. You only have one year in which to make the most of this special patron before you will be on to a new one. Don't waste your big chance!
One of the students’ assignments was to pick two quotes to memorize; then, each quote was taken and elaborated on, with each student giving extended meanings and metaphors. While you can read more on our Web site, I wanted to share with you one student's submission (slightly edited to reduce the possibility of this newletter getting bounced as spam--the replaced words are in brackets).
“ ‘ Since then, at an uncertain hour, That agony returns: And till my ghastly tale is told, This heart within me burns.’ (lines 582-585)
“There are many different ways that people are drawn or attracted to others. Physical attraction is probably what most people would think of first, but that’s not really the kind of attraction I am referring to. Pain attracts individuals to each other. I am thinking of this...