It is to St Gregory that we owe the account of the Life of our Holy Father St Benedict, which is read every year in our monastery, and in many others, around the time of the Solemnity in July. So it is in a spirit of great thanksgiving that we celebrate his feast today.

It is also he who sent the first monks to evangelise our country, among them St Augustine of Canterbury.

May his gentle spirit guide us, and his prayers assist us, and may God bless you this day.