Almighty and everlasting God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Give us grace, following the teaching and example of thy servant Benedict, to walk with loving and willing hearts in the school of the Lord’s service; let thine ears be open unto our prayers; and prosper with thy blessing the work of our hands; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Today is the feast of Benedict of Nursia (d. c.543), the author of the famous Rule & effectively the founder of the Benedictine Order. In this bas-de-page from Valenciennes – BM – ms. 0838, f.072v (https://t.co/E6piK3dYKJ), we see Benedict giving his rule to the monks & nuns. pic.twitter.com/zpPa5FTG3H
— Steffen Hope (@HopeSteffen) March 21, 2020