Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 31- Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

On the Observance of Lent Although the life of a monk ought to have about it at all times the character of a Lenten observance, yet since few have the virtue for that, we therefore urge that during the actual … Continue reading

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July 30- Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

On the Daily Manual Labor (Cont.) On Sundays, let all occupy themselves in reading, except those who have been appointed to various duties. But if anyone should be so negligent and shiftless that she will not or cannot study or … Continue reading

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July 29- Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

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, and then … Continue reading

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July 28- Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

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 the times … Continue reading

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July 27- Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

On Giving the Signal for the Time of the Work of God The indicating of the hour for the Work of God by day and by night shall devolve upon the Abbot either to give the signal himself or to … Continue reading

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July 26- Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

On Those Who Fail in Any Other Matters When anyone is engaged in any sort of work, whether in the kitchen, in the cellar, in a shop, in the bakery, in the garden, while working at some craft, or in … Continue reading

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July 25- Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

On Those Who Make Mistakes in the Oratory When anyone has made a mistake while reciting a Psalm, a responsory, an antiphon or a lesson, if he does not humble himself there before all by making a satisfaction, let him … Continue reading

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July 24- Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

How the Excommunicated Are to Make Satisfaction One who for serious faults is excommunicated from oratory and table shall make satisfaction as follows. At the hour when the celebration of the Work of God is concluded in the oratory, let … Continue reading

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July 23- Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

On Those Who Come Late to the Work of God or to Table (Cont.) Anyone who does not come to table before the verse, so that all together may say the verse and the oration and all sit down to … Continue reading

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Faith Alone?

What If It’s Not Faith Alone? Luke 23-39-43 M. Rev. Ed Jansen, OCM in collaboration with Rev. Dr. Trish Gaffney, OCM     One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him (Jesus on the Cross): “Aren’t you … Continue reading

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