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About Saint Benedict
On the occasion of the dedication of the rebuilt monastery of Monte Cassino in 1964, Pope Paul VI proclaimed St. Benedict the principal, heavenly patron of the whole of Europe. The title piously exaggerates the place of Benedict but in many respects it is true.
About Saint Scholastica
GREGORY: Who is there, Peter, in this world, that is in greater favor with God than St. Paul? Three times he petitioned our Lord to be delivered from the thorn of the flesh, and yet he did not obtain his petition.
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The Confederation of Congregations
The Benedictine Confederation arose from the monastic congregations that, while retaining their individual autonomy, came together in a union sanctioned by Pope Leo XIII in his brief "Summum semper" and thereafter approved by his successors.
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