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Maltese Benedictine was librarian at Montecassino

Every year since 1964, when Pope Paul VI declared St Benedict a patron of Europe, the Torch of St Benedict has been lit in one of Europe’s major cities. The torch is intended to symbolise the fraternity and peace on the basis of the Gospel and beyond barriers of political, ideological and religious beliefs. On March 4 this year, Archbishop Paul Cremona lit the Benedictine Torch Pro Pace et Europa Una during a Eucharistic celebration at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Concelebrating with the Archbishop were Mgr Pietro Vittorelli, Archabbot of Montecassino Abbey, and Mgr Renato Boccardo, Archbishop of Spoleto, Norcia. The torch was then taken to the Vatican where it was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI. After that, it was taken to Montecassino, the abbey built high on a hill a few hours southeast of Rome – the place where St Benedict finished writing his Rule and where he is buried along with his sister St Scolastica. The Abbey of Montecassino, founded in 529, is one of the most important monasteries of Christendom. There, monks of the Benedictine Order lived under the rule of St Benedict (c. 480-543), the founder of Western monasticism. In 1944 dire military… timesofmalta.com http://www.allplacedout.com/maltese-benedictine-was-librarian-at-montecassino/

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