Monthly Archives: May 2013

26 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 26  St. Philip Neri  (1515-1595) Philip Neri was a sign of contradiction, combining popularity with piety against the background of a corrupt Rome and a disinterested clergy, the whole post-Renaissance malaise. … Continue reading

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26 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility Holy Scripture, brethren, cries out to us, saying, “Everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted” (Luke 14:11). In saying this it shows us that all exaltation … Continue reading

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25 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 25  St. Bede the Venerable  (672?-735) Bede is one of the few saints honored as such even during his lifetime. His writings were filled with such faith and learning that even … Continue reading

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25 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 6: On the Spirit of Silence Let us do what the Prophet says: “I said, ‘I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth.’ I … Continue reading

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24 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 24  St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi  (1566-1607) Mystical ecstasy is the elevation of the spirit to God in such a way that the person is aware of this union with God … Continue reading

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24 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 5: On Obedience (Cont.) But this very obedience will be acceptable to God and pleasing to all only if what is commanded is done without hesitation, delay, lukewarmness, grumbling, or objection. For the obedience given to Superiors … Continue reading

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23 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 23  St. Felix of Cantalice  (1515-1587) Felix was the first Franciscan Capuchin ever canonized. In fact, when he was born, the Capuchins did not yet exist as a distinct group within … Continue reading

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23 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 5: On Obedience The first degree of humility is obedience without delay. This is the virtue of those who hold nothing dearer to them than Christ; who, because of the holy service they have professed, and the … Continue reading

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22 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 22  St. Rita of Cascia  (1381-1457) Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow and member of a religious community. Her holiness was reflected in each phase … Continue reading

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22 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 4: What Are the Instruments of Good Works (Cont.) To fulfill God’s commandments daily in one’s deeds. To love chastity. To hate no one. Not to be jealous, not to harbor envy. Not to love contention. To … Continue reading

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