A note on the date of the Feast of St Benedict...

In the Benedictine calendar, there are three feasts of St Benedict - his death (March 21, Class I); the translation of his relics (July 11, Class II); and the Illation of the relics of St Benedict (December 4, generally suppressed and now celebrated only in a few monasteries).

In the Roman Extraordinary Form calendar, only the first of these is celebrated (as a third class feast).

And of course in Lent (as is the case this year), it is reduced to a commemoration.

In the Ordinary Form, his feast is celebrated on July 11, presumably to avoid the potential clash with Lent (although in fact it is a solemnity in Europe and many other places).

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