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30 April Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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30 April – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio April 30 St. Pius V (1504-1572) This is the pope whose job was to implement the historic Council of Trent. If we think recent popes have had difficulties in implementing Vatican Council … Continue reading

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

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 leads … Continue reading

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29 April Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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29 April – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio April 29  St. Catherine of Siena  (1347-1380) The value Catherine makes central in her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently through her experience is complete surrender to Christ. What is … Continue reading

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

Chapter 59: On the Sons of Nobles and of the Poor Who Are Offered   If anyone of the nobility offers his son to God in the monastery and the boy is very young, let his parents draw up the … Continue reading

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28 April Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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28 April – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio April 28  St. Peter Chanel  (1803-1841) Anyone who has worked in loneliness, with great adaptation required and with little apparent success, will find a kindred spirit in Peter Chanel. As a young … Continue reading

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

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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27 April Early Church Fathers – A Daily Reflection

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