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Benedictine Heritage

From the earliest years of Christianity the disciples of Jesus faced the challenge of how to live faithfully and with integrity in the world in which they found themselves. They devoted great energy to thinking about how life in the risen Lord could take root in the communities of the Greco-Roman world and wherever else the Gospel spread. One of the earliest instances of this engagement with a different culture is the apostle Paul's address to the Athenians at the Areopagus (Acts 17:22-32).