Today is the feast day of St. Maurus and St. Placid

"Brother Maurus, run as fast as you can, for Placidus, who went to the lake to fetch water, has fallen in, and is carried a good way off."

--St. Benedict

A very happy feast of St. Maurus and St. Placid to all Benedictines -- Roman Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, Cistercian, and Trappist; to all Oblates; to all alumnae and alumni of Benedictine schools; and to everyone whose life has been touched in any way by Benedictine contributions to world culture. (That's everyone, so happy feast to one and all!)

In perfect obedience to Benedict, young Maurus rescued Placid from the water.

Fra Filippo Lippi illustrated the miracle.

For the blessing of Saint Maurus over the sick, click here.

For a Medal of St. Benedict, used in the blessing, click here.

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