March 11, March 14, July 11 – Saint Benedict of Nursia: Patron Saint of Civil Engineers

Memorials:

July 11 [Latin Rite];

March 21 [Benedictine Monks and Nuns];

March 14 [Byzantine Rite]

Saint Benedict of Nursia, Patron Saint of Civil Engineers

Extract from Saint Benedict of Nursia:Born to the Roman nobility. Twin brother of Saint Scholastica. Studied in Rome, Italy, but was dismayed by the lack of discipline and the lackadaisical attitude of his fellow students. Fled to the mountains near Subiaco, living as a hermit in a cave for three years; reported to have been fed by a raven. His virtues caused an abbey to request him to lead them. . . . His discipline was such that an attempt was made on his life; some monks tried by poison him, but he blessed the cup and rendered it harmless. He returned to his cave, but continued to attract followers, and eventually established twelve monasteries. Had the ability to read consciences, the gift of prophesy, and could forestall attacks of the devil.”  See pictures of Saint Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of St. Benedict and Prayers to St. Benedict.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Benedict of Nursia on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Collapsed Minaret in Morocco (February 19, 2010)  (Africa) World Mission Rosary Intentions – March 1-14,2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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