About seven years ago I was introduced to St. Benedict and his teachings by a dear friend and kindred spirit. I had discovered Charlotte Mason about a year earlier and was in the midst of tackling her volumes for the first time. I was amazed to discover that many of Benedict’s teachings seemed to parallel those of Miss Mason’s. My soul was struck profoundly. It caused me to wonder whether or not Miss Mason had studied the 5th century saint herself.
–Wisdom Distilled from the Daily, J. Chittister, p. 77