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Celebrating the recent 10th Anniversary of Prayer and Action in Savannah! Between Savannah and Augusta, we had 147 teens working for three weeks. We're incredibly proud of the work our young people have done in our communities. #catholiccommunity #dioceseofsavannah #diosav #prayerandaction #panda
Less than one week until the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis! Paul Albert, the Diocese of Savannah's new Director of Formation and Catechesis, will be one of the impact session speakers. Stay tuned for coverage of the event! #nationaleucharisticcongress #nec #nationaleucharisticrevival #eucharisticrevival #eucharist #realpresence #jesus #catholicchurch #revival #thisismybody
Happy feast day to Benedictine Military School, Savannah!
Today is the feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, Abbot. Benedict came from an upper-class family in Nursia, Italy, around 480. He went to school in Rome but disliked the immorality that had become common. He moved to a small town called Affile, intending to live a quiet, religious life. However, he apparently fixed a broken dish miraculously and began gaining attention he didn't want. Benedict left Affile for a cave near Subiaco. With the encouragement of St. Romanus, Benedict spent the next three years as a hermit. Some monks asked him to be their leader, but quickly realized his way of life didn't fit at all with theirs, and they left him. It is said that they tried to poison him, but the attempt was revealed through another miracle. Benedict founded his own monasteries around Subiaco, becoming known as a teacher and miracle worker. Many loved him and wanted to follow his way of life, and still others hated him, trying to poison him or tempt him and his followers. Many of the people who admired him weren't attracted to his way of life, but to his miracles. So Benedict moved to Monte Cassino, where he built his most famous monastery, the Abbey of Montecassino. It was here that he wrote his famous Rule, which would come to guide most religious life in Europe, and where he established a new form of monastic life. Instead of a group of hermits living in many buildings in loose community, the monks of Montecassino had only one monastery, built over an ancient temple to Apollo, where they lived and worshiped as one community under a common abbot. Rather than focusing on penance and mortification, the Rule of St. Benedict prioritized prayer, work, hospitality, and moderation. With his help, Benedict's sister, St. Scholastica, established a Benedictine community for women. Benedict was said to have performed many miracles during his lifetime: predictions, healings, exorcisms, and even raising a monk from the dead. After his death around 547, the Rule of St. Benedict and his communal way of life spread to monasteries across Europe. These monasteries became centers of learning and medicine, contributing to the beginning of modern Europe. St. Benedict, pray for us!
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