A Miracle of St. Benedict
This short text is an excerpt from the translation of Pope
Gregory the Great's Dialogues by Wærferth,
Bishop of Worcester (872-915). It tells how St. Benedict helped
some local workmen lift a stone, demonstrating that a saint
could be useful not only for great tasks, such as healing the
sick and driving out devils, but also for more ordinary ones,
such as building a house. For a complete text of Wærferth's
translation, see Hans Hecht, ed., Bischof Wærferths
von Worcester Übersetzung der Dialoge Gregors des
Grossen, Bibliothek der angelsächsischen
Prosa, 5 (1900; rpt. Darmstadt, 1965).
Read this text carefully and then proceed to the exercise, which will
ask you some questions about the nouns it contains.
Remember: Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac) to look up
definitions and other information about the words and clauses in the
reading. Leave the dialog box on the screen while you work.