It is to Pope St Gregory the Great that we owe what we know of the life of our Holy Father St Benedict, in the Second Book of the Dialogues.

In this book, he said: ‘I would willingly, Peter, relate many things concerning this venerable Father, but some of purpose I omit, because I hasten to speak of the acts of others. Only this I would not have you to be ignorant of, that the man of God, among so many miracles wherewith he shined to the world, was also eminent for his doctrine, for he wrote a Rule for Monks both excellent for discretion and eloquent in style. Of whose life and conversation if any wish to know further, he may in the institution of that Rule understand all his manner of life and discipline, for the holy man could not possibly reach otherwise than he lived’.

May St Gregory pray for us, and may God bless you in your own walk of life.