St. Benedict

Today was the 5th Sunday of Lent. Under the old calendar (1962) this would be the Memorial of St. Benedict, the founder of western monasticism. He died on this day in 547A.D. Even under the old calendar, the 5th Sunday of Lent would take precedence. Under the new calendar, the memorial is now July 11th. There is a short and interesting post on St. Benedict at “Shouts in the Piazza”. Check out their blog… the post can be read here.

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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

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