Category: Saint Paul

The manifestation of the Spirit

Second Sunday after Epiphany 2020 Yesterday, in our daily reading of the Holy Rule, we began Chapter IV, The Instruments of Good Works. Saint Benedict...

From the Epistle of Sexagesima Sunday

Nicolas Poussin, The Ecstasy of Saint Paul, 1649-50 This glorious entanglement of arms and legs, both mortal and angelic represents Saint Paul’s rapture up to...

Saint Chrysostom on Saint Paul

For the Commemoration of Saint Paul, here is an extract from a magnificent sermon of Saint John Chrysostom. The icon depicts Saint John Chrysostom writing...

Conversion: Saint Paul’s and Ours

Image: A detail from the incomparable Caravaggio’s Conversion of Saint Paul. A Divine Inbreaking For Benedictines who make a vow of conversion — conversatio morum...