A wonderful new Lenten devotional.
Inside this book you will find a short biography of Saint Benedict, a brief history of the Order of Saint Benedict (O.S.B.), wisdom from the writings of St. Benedict and more, along with readings and prayers for every single day of Lent.
Fr. John R. Fortin, O.S.B., has been a Benedictine monk at Saint Anselm Abbey in Manchester, NH, since 1970. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Saint Anselm College in 1972. After completing theological studies at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1976. He obtained a master’s degree in liberal arts education from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, in 1979 and a master’s degree (1984) and doctorate (1992) in medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute. He taught and was headmaster at Woodside Priory School, a college preparatory school in Portola Valley, CA, from 1976–1981. He has served in many capacities at Saint Anselm College, including Dean of Students, a member of the Governing Board, and a member of the Faculty Senate. He is currently a professor in the Philosophy Department. He has served on and chaired the Advisory Board of Trinity High School, a Catholic school in Manchester, NH, and on the Diocesan School Board. He has served two terms on the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Manchester.
Fr. Fortin has published articles on Saint Augustine, Boethius, Saint Benedict, Saint Anselm, and other medieval figures in such journals as The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, The American Benedictine Review, The Downside Review, The International Philosophical Quarterly, Cistercian Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Early Christian Studies, and The Modern Schoolman. He has authored, edited, and/or contributed to several books. In 2001 he founded the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies and was its director for six years. In 2007–2008, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame.