May 25

Known to us today as "The Venerable Bede," this saint was a wise one. He lived in England 673 to 735, spending his life from age 7 in the Wearmouth Abbey in Northumberland. As a Benedictine, his hours would have followed a regular schedule of worship and prayer, study, teaching, and writing.


Bede wrote 25 commentaries on the Bible, many of which are still used today. He also wrote the book History of the English Church and People. Writing and teaching in English, Bede helped to spread the good news of Christianity to the Anglo-Saxon world.


If St. Bede had taken the Spiritual Types Test, he definitely would have been a Sage. His feast day is May 25. (Art is an illustration from the 1493 book, the Nurenberg Chronicle.)

Today's Reflection