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[Taken randomly from Brother Francis' lectures, with a minor amount of editing.] Some things have to become part of our knowledge through acquaintance, so to speak. Knowledge becomes impossible if everything needs a definition. If someone were to ask you a question and say, “What does this mean?” And you say, “It means this or that.” And he asks, “And what does this or that … More →
The theme of the Saint Benedict Center 2010 conference was “The Romance of Wisdom.” The talks are now available on CD, downloadable MP3, and DVD. Each of the nine speakers approached the theme from his own personal perspective, all together contributing to enrich the understanding of what an integral wisdom is, its necessity (as a supernatural gift), and its beauty. This was our fourteenth annual … More →
Wisdom does not consist in the possession of a great store of knowledge, but rather in the reduction of one’s knowledge to a few underlying principles. Growth in knowledge, through the accumulation of facts, is not necessarily growth in wisdom, for advances in wisdom are made along the paths of simplicity, not of complexity.
(St. Leo the Great D. 461) The Voice of Peter The truths that belong to this day’s solemnity are truly well known to you, Dearly Beloved, and you have frequently been instructed in them. But just as this visible light delights in the healthy eye, so the heart that is healed there comes to joy without end from the Birth of the Savior, which we … More →
The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, addressed teachers and students from the Pontifical academies, as they start their academic year, with words of wisdom. CWN reports: Vatican, Oct. 31, 2008 (CWNews.com) – True wisdom means “following the mind of Christ,” Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news) told students as the pontifical universities of Rome formally opened their academic years. Full article here.