Others have posted more and better than I shall…
Suffice it to say that today is the Feast of St Benedict and it should be celebrated with all reverence especially by those of us who believe that the path of liturgy–the balance of the Office and the Mass–is a true path to know the Living Jesus.
Furthermore, Benedict in his wise Rule avoided the extremes of severity and freedom to present a balanced middle way that shows generosity to those advancing in virtue with godly obedience for the restraint of sin.
As an Anglican who feels that the Anglican Way preserves much that is truly Benedictine, offer it to the wider church as our gift, I most especially say in these days: “St Benedict, pray for us. We sure need it.”