propranolol sa 60 mg for anxiety does propranolol er 80 mg show up in ua cut zyprexa tablet in half rx levaquin metronidazole 2g single dose male valsartan fertility use of flagyl 400 levofloxacin in typhoid how many days provera 20 mg per day will increasing my thyroxine make me lose weight normal estradiol levels on birth control fluconazole every 3 days deals on 30 day cialis spironolactone buy online canada descrizione del cialis is off balance a side effect of zoloft cytotec in mauritius wiki amlodipine adalat rono 30 mg dermani metformin and rolaids mix cialis with aspirin o que causa o viagra zyvox 2mg much zyvox cost buy propecia online boots cipro antidepressant cialis generika stada benedex antibiotic for kids review ondansetron iv push nursing considerations can you take doxycycline with prednisolone tablets 5mg depo provera 6 meses austel amoxrckin antibiotic cheap cialis 60 mg does famciclovir tablets contain penicillin amitriptyline protein binding herb that acts like viagra montelukast agemed spironolactone acne experience paroxetine cr 12.5 mg side effects how long does it take flagyl to work effient vs plavix in clotting cascade sildenafil patent expiry in uk irritable bowel long term prednisone use benefits of silagra obat cialis 100 mg pills 4m da chemist 4 lnger erection paxil 60 mg kullananlar while taking azithromycin 250 mg can i drink al prozac and allergies precio del famciclovir en mexico lesofat and xenical prices at mercury drugstore propecia pregnant women strattera at night viagra cholesterol level can u take viagra everyday does clomipramine make you horny bacitracin vs bactrim sildenafil nitrate half dosage work may i take 150mg viagra ghb alkohol doxepin interaksi carvedilol dengan digoxin metronidazole 500mg for my dog lisinopril side effect gas ciprofloxacino neonatos allegra sunday myspace how long does the zombie effect from lexapro last is it ok to tske muscle relaxers antibiotic and nyquil lipitor product information australia cymbalta lamotrigine together strattera zyrtec metformin increase fertility furosemide versus torasemide buy sildenafil in london england metformin hcl 850 mg weight loss gabapentin and suboxone and adderall will zofran help stomach flu plavix lowest price buy cheap furosemide topamax piastrinopenia is anafranil right medication for panik ataks wellbutrin xl coating can i buy metronidazole in mexico kegunaan obat nexium functions of cipronol misoprostol en salta venta doxycycline dosage pneumonia albuterol inhaler dose for cats cialis eczanelerde neden pahali peak cialis in bloo difference between azithromycin and cefdinir para, que sirve el captopril de 25 mg tetracycline timeline revatii and viagra difference gabapentin tablets for sale venta de misoprostol en uruguay sin receta can i take warfarin with viagra propecia doesnt work on the temples kamagra kaufen bremen clozapine hexal 25 mg sildenafil citrate chemical india properties cheap viagra pills buy cytotec comprimidos misoprostol 200mg 300mg zoloft zombo doxycycline indian dosage aturan minum glucophage xr augmentin 1 grammo fluconazole candidiasis dose generic zithromax azithromycin 250 mg contraindicaciones en el uso de la viagra celexa pediatric use allegra fattoria chicco how fast do cipro pills work abgabebestimmung isotretinoin para que sirve aciclovir 200 mg suspension which is cheaper furosemide the same as lasix for dogs bleeding after duphaston after on clomid topamax gastroparesis ed celexa cymbalta 15mg buy viagra online australia cheap ibuprofen and terbinafine does cipro work for a uti undiluted phenergan what to use if diflucan doesnt work quetiapine fumarate use zovirax side effects liver when will generic viagra albuterol 5 mg obat glucophage metformin hcl prednisone for dog with broken leg olanzapine 10 mg tab para que sirve treatment for indigestion from viagra flagyl oral suspension recipe informacion del medicamento allegra getting viagra asap arimidex de 1mg tabletas arimidex linezolid 650 mg topamax and birth defects naprosyn dosage uk cymbalta 90 mg small dose singulair 5 mg forum viagra a vendre au quebec allegra 360 mg per day neurontin 300 reviews recreation levitra br pharma indapamide chemical structure wellbutrin xl pregnancy will bactrim treat infected tooth buy generic paxil online no prescription how many cytotec need for 16 weeks for abortion how long does viagra stay active gabapentin heart failure what is amitriptyline 25mg paxil side effects if you stop taking celebrex patent expirations in europe does zoloft need taken food lexapro and wpw reaksi pemakaian cytotec tadalafil tablets 20mg e20 erectile dysfunction geneva switzerland does cvs sell viagra how much should a three week course of prednisone cost nursing management of metoprolol intravenous infusion generic lipitor 40 mg 90 tablet price express scripts buy cardizem online order lisinopril no prescription cialis no prescription best price tried xenical tablets boots weight loss albuterol cost without insurance ketoconazole shampoo online flagyl and tinnitus dosis ventolin 100 why amitriptyline hydrochloride is used in urdu alternative to prednisone in dogs cyproheptadine appetite stimulant side effects where is metoprolol manufacturer azithromycin and liver function canadian ketoconazole shampoo 2 perrigo buy bactrim us can lamisil spray work for anal yeast infection congestive heart failure lasix iv paxil weight gain omega 3 vitamin e ketoconazole denon for hair prozac 40 what is metformin 500mcg used for protocolo induccion misoprostol how long does it take for diflucan to clear up thrush synthroid and azithromycin en que farmacias de oruro ay misoprostol clomid tablets pct tetracycline dosage for poultry cephalexin or amoxicillin pericoronitis accutane first 2 months viagra online avis amoxicillin og gravid erectile reflex priligy 60 olanzapine whilst pregnant forums danger cialis breakout while on valtrex cialis canada over the counter testosterone levels and prednisone methocarbamol ibuprofen can nursing dogs take amoxicillin will lexapro help with add diflucan made burning worse flagyl tindamax simvastatin vs atorvastatin side effects prometrium cause delayed menstruation levitra is made by bayer order avodart uk atomoxetine stimulant properties chloramphenicol 5mg cymbalta tablets used side effects of zithromax in adults buying viagra online australia manfaat amoxicillin untuk keputihan purchase flagyl no prescription ativan vs buspar high expiry date on cialis zoloft 25 mg while breastfeeding recommended dosage bupropion sr bula de remedio nexium metformina dosis para resistencia ala insulina triamterene hydrochlorothiazide 37.5 does celebrex and mobic cause foot and ankle swelling brand drug generic name viagra spironolactone and furosemide ratio buy viagra wordpress buy 10 azithromycin 500 mg with no prescription will oral antibiotics treat pink eye 100mgrx herbal viagra lavetra cialis synthroid tab shoot wellbutrin price in egypt cipro 500 mg can you take zofran for morning sickness obat piroxicam khasiat nyaa untuk apa best way to use ketoconazole shampoo on my dog misoprostol 200 pg kegunaannya bactrim for esbl e. coli comer despues de tomar cytotec terbinafine for herpes paxil and busiprone on drug screens tamsulosin en espanol levitra brand 20 mg tamsulosin hcl w 516 clomid dries up cervical mucus recharger mon mobicarte orange can you get high from prazosin difference between cialis daily and one time obat kuat cialis malang cat prednisone dose 5 mg at once zyprexa ginseng misoprostol dosis en la octava semana rizatriptan generic available is reliable can i take evening primrose oil with atenolol lisinopril dosage options lisinopril and diuretics is 100gm clomid better than 50mg atorvastatin 80 post mi viagra with lung problems amlodipine 2.5 mg tab uk erythromycin magkano can i take metformin after gallbladder removal fluconazole 50 mg side effects can i take dianette and metformin together sintomas secundarios del sildenafil interactions coreg and prazosin szampon nizoral 60 ml cena prozac medicine price in pakistan levaquin take with benadryl and ciproxina lamisil 250 alcohol prometrium for 3 months for infertility switching from trazodone to seroquel xenical poo can this metronidazole kill depo es normal manchar usando depo provera side effects of doxazosin 12mg buscar diovan hct 160mg 12.5mg en caraca diovan coupons for walmart amoxilina syrup finasteride used in women flagyl injection dosage convert lasix oral to iv clomiphene 50 mg bodybuilding septra antibiotic dosage too much thyroxine hormone guy on cialis fucking bupropion hcl xl 300 mg and weight loss cialis tablets 20mg price exilar vs cialis how long erection last with viagra augmentin 600 mg jak dawowac azithromycin side effects high fever paxil taper hair thin diflucan apteka ru prix du lamisil allegra manigault does metronidazole cause yeast infections captopril to lisinopril conversion calculator enteric coated doxycycline how to buy clomid in ireland pag inom ng cytotec duloxetine makes tongue sore sirve la levofloxacina para el helicobacter pylorid weaning metoprolol tartrate for arrythmia doxycycline 100mg tagalog inflesco misoprostol hpmc 20mg can you buy nitroglycerin at walmart lipitor cost generic lamisil creme effet secondaire finasteride withdraw how long does it take to get ciprofloxacin hcl wat doet singulair what happens if i take 1000mg metronidazole pills oxytetracycline sore throat online viagra overnight shipping can i take paxil without food fexofenadine 180 mg does it make you calm amoxil clavulanate side effects flagyl mesenteric adenitis shweta tiwari in adalat aciclovir synonym viagra prevents ejaculation zoloft seroquel combo how long between coming with viagra can keflex cause leg cramps paragone viagra cialis disulfiram implant france zithromax wirkt nicht 4dpo iui clomid nexium fda bone doxycycline hydrochloride 100mg acne metformin ok pregnancy 25mg doxepin street value rizatriptan 10 mg how to use 20 mg strattera color tabs can you take advil pm and lexapro fluconazole urinary tract infection strattera 10 mg price how much is kamagra in soho does prazosin get you high same natural antidepressant high dose of abilify viagra szkodliwosc digoxin 5mg atripla x viagra come leggere dose augmentin 15 days of amoxicillin when should i take the diflucan baby dosage amoxicillin tamoxifen and valium cipro et alcool azithromycin smiles buy diflucan new zealand azithromycin and strep pneumo what is plavix and does it contain rat poison kamagra oral jelly werking is carvedilol crushable floxin rowcmoadreders no prescription levaquin and sperm count zovirax syrup appetite effects do help rx cialis coupon work why is flagyl prescribed for diverticulitis lipitor and gas pain

Saint Benedict, Abbot, Patriarch of Western Monks

July 11
by Fr John Bartunek, LC | Source:

Uncle Eddy's E-mails -- July 11

Saint Benedict,

Abbot, Patriarch of Western Monks

(entered heaven around 547)

Dear Ben,

Your namesake would not be happy with you. Just because it's “natural” to feel certain urges doesn't mean it's healthy to follow them. Please pause for a minute and think about it. Every sin begins with some kind of an urge – for pleasure, for recognition, for comfort, for power, for success, or for whatever. These are all natural desires for things that are in themselves, perhaps, fine. But it is possible to desire good things too much, more than we are meant to desire them. All these created things, all these things that are not God, are given to use as means to an end, the end being a life in communion with God. Sin turns these means into ends; it unleashes our desires so they get out of control, so that we pursue them regardless of the higher, moral law that indicates how much of each of these good things is actually good for us. So just because you experience a natural desire doesn't mean you are therefore justified in acting it out contrary to the equally natural parameters that keep us humans from becoming like animals. Maybe the example of today's saint will help clarify things.

   Benedict appeared to be a typical son of sixth-century Italian nobility. Sent with his nurse to Rome in order to get an education, he was appalled by the moral and religious laxity all around him. His fellow students caroused in every way and left their faith (those who had any faith to begin with) to wither for neglect or perish for pagan atrocities. The deplorable behavior of Rome's youth reflected the general disarray that had spread throughout the western Empire since the first waves of barbarians sacked the Eternal City. Schisms, war, plague, and heathen comebacks afflicted a civilization that seemed to teeter on the verge of implosion (sound familiar?...).

   By the grace of God, Benedict was not drawn in. He left Rome and his aristocratic future behind and made his way to an isolated cave on a mountain called Subiaco. There he lived in austerity and solitude, battling temptation and filling his soul with divine light for three years, coached in the spiritual life and materially aided by a veteran hermit named Romanus. Once discovered, he began to receive numerous visitors seeking the benefit of his wisdom and his miracles (which were also numerous). Then the disciples started trickling in, and he began the project that Providence had assigned him: the creation of a rule of life that would enable monasticism to spread throughout Europe, providing Christianity and western civilization with fertile ground not only to maintain the greatness of its past, but to grow a vast new garden of holiness, culture, and prosperity.

   Benedict could have considered it natural to desire the pleasures of the aristocracy, but he recognized that what the aristocracy considered OK in the realms of pleasure and power was not OK in the eyes of God. It's an important distinction. Remember our Lord's warning: “How is a man the better for it, if he gains the whole world at the cost of losing his own soul? For a man’s soul, what price can be high enough?” (Matthew 16:26)  I hope I've made myself clear.

Your loving uncle,


To read more about other Saints of the day, CLICK HERE

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular