Praise for Man of Blessing "The difference with Butcher's book
is the exploration of Benedict's unusual life; his relationship with his twin sister, Scholastica; and the illumination of the saint's miracles. The book's readability will make it easy for patrons to escape into late Roman Culture and find peace in monastic simplicity." -Library Journal starred review "This remarkable book is a delightful blend of legend and solid history." Sr. Lenora Black OSB, Spirit & Life "Throughout the book [Butcher]
interweaves some good research that expands the context of Benedict's world and adds dimension to his character." -American Benedictine Review "Butcher's life of St. Benedict is an excellent example of modern hagiography, written with imagination in a contemporary style based on historical facts and tradition." -Catholic Library World
Carmen Acevedo Butcher has spent the last twenty years studying and teaching the women mystics of the Christian tradition to people of all backgrounds. She has written Incandescence: 365 Readings with women mystics Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader and Man of Blessing: A Life of Saint Benedict (Paraclete). She is Associate Professor of English at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia and earned her doctorate in Medieval Studies from the University of Georgia. She lives in Rome, Georgia with her husband and two children.