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Monte Cassino

Summary: Describes the monastery of Monte Cassino, the birthplace of the rule of St. Benedict, and its occupation by the German army. Quoting John Cardinal Newman, reflects on how often the patient work of monasteries is often undone by invaders. Notes the monastic spirit’s ability to restore itself after destruction thereby preserving tradition. (DDLW #943).The Catholic Worker, Mar 1944, p. 4, 5