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Author Butcher, Carmen Acevedo.

Title Man of blessing : a life of St. Benedict / Carmen Acevedo Butcher.

Imprint Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Benedict BUT    Available
Description vi, 180 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-178).
Contents Map of Benedict's Italy -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chronology -- Medieval biography -- Gregory and Benedict -- A golden Roman -- In a dark time -- Family and education -- School of rhetoric -- Disinheritance and a cracked sifter -- Unwanted celebrity -- The rock and the bell -- Solipsistic hermithood? -- Vicovaro and Subiaco -- Miracles of lake and spring -- A bored monk and bad bread -- Turning pagan rites into Monte Cassino -- Writing down a little rule -- How Benedict heals a boy -- Scant bread, scarce olive oil -- King Totila's farce -- Totila's genuine visit -- Greed and a lamp -- Impolite pride -- Tarracina -- The poor and oppressed -- Resurrection child -- Benedict's final heartaches -- Conversation and a cloud -- The death of twins -- A posthumous touch.
Subject Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.
Christian saints -- Italy -- Biography.
ISBN 1557254850
Standard No. 9781557254856

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