Monthly Archives: May 2013

31 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 31  Visitation This is a fairly late feast, going back only to the 13th or 14th century. It was established widely throughout the Church to pray for unity. The present date … Continue reading

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31 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The second degree of humility is that a person love not his own will nor take pleasure in satisfying his desires, but model his actions on the saying of the Lord, “I have … Continue reading

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30 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 30  St. Gregory VII  (1020-1085) The tenth century and the first half of the eleventh were dark days for the Church, partly because the papacy was the pawn of various Roman … Continue reading

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30 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) We must be on our guard, therefore, against evil desires, for death lies close by the gate of pleasure. Hence the Scripture gives this command: “Go not after your concupiscences” (Eccles. 18:30). So therefore, … Continue reading

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29 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 29  St. Madeleine Sophie Barat  (1779-1865) The legacy of Madeleine Sophie Barat can be found in the more than 100 schools operated by her Society of the Sacred Heart, institutions known … Continue reading

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29 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) As for self-will, we are forbidden to do our own will by the Scripture, which says to us, “Turn away from your own will” (Eccles. 18:30), and likewise by the prayer in which … Continue reading

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28 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 28  St. Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes  (1614-1645) Mary Ann grew close to God and his people during her short life. The youngest of eight, Mary Ann was born in … Continue reading

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28 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) Let a man consider that God is always looking at him from heaven, that his actions are everywhere visible to the divine eyes and are constantly being reported to God by the Angels. … Continue reading

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27 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 27  St. Augustine of Canterbury  (d. 605?) In the year 596 a small party of some 40 monks set out from Rome to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England. Leading the group … Continue reading

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27 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The first degree of humility, then, is that a person keep the fear of God before his eyes (Ps. 35[36]:2) and beware of ever forgetting it. Let him be ever mindful of all … Continue reading

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