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31 December Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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31 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 31  St. Sylvester I (d. 335) When you think of this pope, you think of the Edict of Milan, the emergence of the Church from the catacombs, the building of the … Continue reading

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30 December Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict – December 30

  Chapter 72: On the Good Zeal Which They Ought to Have Just as there is an evil zeal of bitterness which separates from God and leads to hell, so there is a good zeal which separates from vices and … Continue reading

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30 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 30 St. Egwin  (d. 717) You say you’re not familiar with today’s saint? Chances are you aren’t—unless you’re especially informed about Benedictine bishops who established monasteries in medieval England. Born of … Continue reading

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29 December Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict – December 29

  Chapter 71: That the Brethren Be Obedient to One Another Not only is the boon of obedience to be shown by all to the Abbot, but the brethren are also to obey one another, knowing that by this road … Continue reading

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29 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 29 St. Thomas Becket (1118-1170) A strong man who wavered for a moment, but then learned one cannot come to terms with evil and so became a strong churchman, a martyr … Continue reading

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28 December Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict – December 28

  Chapter 70: That No One Venture to Punish at Random Every occasion of presumption shall be avoided in the monastery, and we decree that no one be allowed to excommunicate or to strike any of her sisters unless the … Continue reading

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