Today is the Feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, the father of Western monasticism, and Gus shares with the audience that he has a portrait of St. Benedict and a St. Benedict crucifix in his office that he looks at every day. Gus gives an update on the story of four Catholic priests who attended a Trump rally in Montana on July 5th and were seated prominently, which featured them on camera quite often. One of the priests, Fr. Kevin Christofferson, was moved enough to address the issue by posting his letter to his diocesan administrator on his Facebook page, giving his reasons for attending the rally and sitting where he did. He gets listeners' thoughts.
Afterwards, Gus is joined by the Prior of St. Mary's Abbey in Morristown, New Jersey, a very large Benedictine monastery. He shares his vocation story and what drew him to the Benedictines and shares a little bit about the life and legacy of St. Benedict and gives a short overview of Benedictine spirituality.
St. Benedict, pray for us.