Home / Node

Listen...

Today is the feast of St Benedict, the father of monasticism. He's also one of the patrons of Europe, a continent so sorely in need of his prayers right now - and so sorely in need of his wisdom and example. Imagine how our politics and public policies might be if our leaders truly lived even just the first words of his Rule: Listen carefully... and attend with the ear of your heart... Imagine a world - or even just a nation - in which leaders genuinely, carefully, attentively listen... to the poor and vulnerable; to those who are outsiders, strangers, "other"...

Pages