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July 11th: Benedict, abbot, patron saint of Europe

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Gospel text (Mt 19,27-29): Jesus answered, «Those who have left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or property for my Name's sake, they will receive a hundredfold and be given eternal life». Peter said to Jesus: «You see we have given up everything to follow you: what will be our lot?». Jesus answered, «You who have followed me, listen to my words: on the Day of Renewal, when the Son of Man sits on his throne in glory, you, too, will sit on twelve thrones to rule the twelve tribes of Israel. As for those who have left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or property for my Name's sake, they will receive a hundredfold and be given eternal life».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today is the St. Benedict's festivity, the founder of benedictins: with his life and his work, had a fundamental influence on the development of European civilization and culture. This is how the reality we call “Europe” came into being. St Benedict's life was steeped in an atmosphere of prayer, the foundation of his existence. Without prayer there is no experience of God.

— The great monk is still a true master at whose school we can learn to become proficient in true humanism.

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