St. Benedict is the saint we need to look to for the renewal and preservation of our Catholic life in these tumultuous and trying times.
Back in the 90's, Walt and I took "The Rule of St. Benedict" and applied it to our family life (it is truly adaptable!) and I MISS the simplicity of those days! We are bringing it back to our family and will share how we did it.
I know God has called me to teach others to truly imitate St. Benedict and show others how to do it with their families We're losing our kids, folks..the next generation.
We need to fight back! If not us, who??!!
The Benedict Option is so much a part of who I am and there is a war being waged in the heart of every Catholic during these times. We can run and hide or we can stand and fight and preserve our faith and family, while the secular..sick, twisted, pagan culture tries to woo them away! Oh, hell no (pun, fully intended!)
Failure is not an option in my book...eternity is forever, so meanwhile we shall pray and work to save souls! Ora et labora (from a formerly crappy Catholic...God likes to use us "former fallen aways" as we KNOW how much we messed up, once we return! We tend to be "on fire")
In our post-Christian culture (because face it...we ARE post-Christian) we need to take bold action.
A life of order and stability is RARE. Living a life centered around the liturgy? What's that? Seriously...is that for monks? NO! It is for families! Hospitality? What's that? Sounds so old fashioned! Yet..the family and home are meant to be a source of service and charity, a place of welcoming, a refuge in the world! Culture, prayer, community...I could go on! If we don't preserve it and pass it on, our current culture will not!
Stay tuned....I'm praying the Lord gives me another 48 years to explain and demonstrate what the Benedict Operation is and how we should implement it!
Love and Blessings, Wendy C.
"Healing Mind, Body & Soul"
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