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Light in the Dark Ages

Benedict Feast Day July 11

By: Mike Aquilina

The West was certainly wounded badly by the fall of the Roman Empire. Civilization collapsed almost completely. Literacy, once common, was now a rare accomplishment. Culture itself was in danger of dying.

Only the Church had the structure and the resources to shore up the walls of civilization. And one man in particular made that his life&#

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