Here is the Collect for today, that we use for the Divine Office: ‘Almighty Father, through whose grace the countless disciples of blessed Benedict have reflected your holiness in many and varied ways, grant that, encouraged by their example and aided by their prayers, we may reach the heights of wisdom and virtue to which we are called. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever’.

As we give thanks for the countless Benedictine saints, known and unknown, we may like to pray the special prayer dedicated to them. May they bless us all, and may we be guided along the path they have marked out for us.