Monthly Archives: December 2013

28 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 28  Feast of the Holy Innocents  Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he was … Continue reading

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27 December Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict – December 27

  Chapter 69: That the Monks Presume Not to Defend One Another Care must be taken that no monk presume on any ground to defend another monk in the monastery, or as it were to take him under his protection, … Continue reading

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27 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 27 St. John the Apostle It is God who calls; human beings answer. The vocation of John and his brother James is stated very simply in the Gospels, along with that … Continue reading

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26 December Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict – December 26

  Chapter 68: If a Sister Is Commanded to Do Impossible Things If it happens that difficult or impossible tasks are laid on a sister, let her nevertheless receive the order of the one in authority with all meekness and … Continue reading

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26 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 26 St. Stephen (d. 36 A.D.?) All we know of Stephen is found in Acts of the Apostles, chapters six and seven. It is enough to tell us what kind of … Continue reading

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25 December Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict – December 25

  Chapter 67: On Brethren Who Are Sent on a Journey Let the brethren who are sent on a journey commend themselves to the prayers of all the brethren and of the Abbot; and always at the last prayer of … Continue reading

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25 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 25  Christmas Day  On this day the Church focuses especially on the newborn Child, God become human, who embodies for us all the hope and peace we seek. We need no … Continue reading

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