Jesus needs souls who listen to him in silence.
Saint Rafael Arnaiz
We are blessed with many saints in our Benedictine-Cistercian Tradition, but many more have passed through the centuries leaving their names written only on the Book of Life and the hearts of those who met them. Their hidden offering, with that of so many good parents and faithful workers, the ordinary saints, is like the leaven in the dough—united to the sacrifice of Christ it makes of our humanity a pleasing offering to God. On November 13th, each year we thank you, Lord, for all the saints in the Benedictine family. May they intercede for us all.