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Man of blessing : a life of St. Benedict

Author: Carmen Acevedo Butcher
Publisher: Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Saint Benedict's life is shrouded in mystery. Disturbed by the immorality of urban life in Rome around AD 500, he left the city to become a hermit. Disciples later joined him, and within a few decades the hermit became an abbot, and his great rule has guided Western monasticism ever since. Known to history primarily through Gregory the Great's Dialogues, written a century after Benedict's death, this great medieval  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Benedict, Saint Abbot of Monte Cassino.; Benedict, Saint Abbot of Monte Cassino.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen Acevedo Butcher
ISBN: 1557254850 9781557254856
OCLC Number: 62536002
Description: vi, 180 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: Map of Benedict's Italy --
Preface --
Introduction --
Chronology --
Medieval biography --
Gregory and Benedict --
A golden Roman --
In a dark time --
Family and education --
School of rhetoric --
Disinheritance and a cracked sifter --
Unwanted celebrity --
The rock and the bell --
Solipsistic hermithood? --
Vicovaro and Subiaco --
Miracles of lake and spring --
A bored monk and bad bread --
Turning pagan rites into Monte Cassino --
Writing down a little rule --
How Benedict heals a boy --
Scant bread, scarce olive oil --
King Totila's farce --
Totila's genuine visit --
Greed and a lamp --
Impolite pride --
Tarracina --
The poor and oppressed --
Resurrection child --
Benedict's final heartaches --
Conversation and a cloud --
The death of twins --
A posthumous touch.
Responsibility: Carmen Acevedo Butcher.
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