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29 March Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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Day 25 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. Practice unconditional acceptance of others. This practice is especially powerful in quieting the emotions of the utility appetite: fear, anger, courage, hope, and despair. By accepting other people unconditionally, you discipline the emotions that want to get even with … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross 11 with Joan Chittister, OSB

Jesus is nailed to the cross The eleventh station of the cross brings us all to face the moments when we know we must do what we do not want to do. When what we know to be right exacts more … Continue reading

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29 March – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio March 29  Blessed Ludovico of Casoria  (1814-1885) Born in Casoria (near Naples), Arcangelo Palmentieri was a cabinet-maker before entering the Friars Minor in 1832, taking the name Ludovico. After his ordination five … Continue reading

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29 March – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

Chapter 48: On the Daily Manual Labor (Cont.) From the Calends of October until the beginning of Lent, let them apply themselves to reading up to the end of the second hour. At the second hour let Terce be said, … Continue reading

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28 March Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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Day 24 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

I have been crucified with Christ . When I had been in the monastery for a year or so, another person entered the community who seemingly had the same idea. Like me, he came to church regularly during all the … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross 10 with Joan Chittister, OSB

Jesus is stripped of his garments The tenth station of the cross confronts us with the inevitable in every life: Somewhere along the way, we each get stripped of what we have spent our lives acquiring, of things closest to … Continue reading

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28 March – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio March 28  St. Hesychius of Jerusalem  (c. 450) Not only is the name of today’s saint a bit hard to pronounce and spell. It’s also difficult to learn about such a modest … Continue reading

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28 March – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

Chapter 48: On the Daily Manual Labor Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore the sisters should be occupied at certain times in manual labor, and again at fixed hours in sacred reading. To that end we think that … Continue reading

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