Description: On Saturday we celebrated the Feast of St Benedict, the Father of Western Monasticism. When he lived monasticism was spreading throughout Christianity but was largely disorganized as each monk lived according to his own style. By combining strictness, flexibility and wisdom, St. Benedict’s Rule became the universal guide for Western monks. Bill Cook joins us
Dr. Bill Cook
William Cook is Professor Emeritus of History at State University of New York - Genesceo, where he taught on Medieval and Renaissance Europe and Church History. He is the president of the Bill Cook Foundation, which helps poor children in 29 countries go to school. Visit billcookfoundation.org. He is the author of several books including "The Medieval World View: An Introduction" and has hosted nine Great Courses lecture series, including one called "The Cathedral" and "Live of the Great Christians."