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23 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    January 23, May 24, September 23 Chapter 5: On Obedience (Cont.) But this very obedience will be acceptable to God and pleasing to all only if what is commanded is done without hesitation, delay, lukewarmness, grumbling, or objection. … Continue reading

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22 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 22, May 23, September 22 Chapter 5: On Obedience The first degree of humility is obedience without delay. This is the virtue of those who hold nothing dearer to them than Christ; who, because of the holy service … Continue reading

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21 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 21, May 22, September 21 Chapter 4: What Are the Instruments of Good Works (Cont.) To fulfill God’s commandments daily in one’s deeds. To love chastity. To hate no one. Not to be jealous, not to harbor envy. … Continue reading

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20 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 20, May 21, September 20 Chapter 4: What Are the Instruments of Good Works (Cont.) To fear the Day of Judgment. To be in dread of hell. To desire eternal life with all the passion of the spirit. … Continue reading

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19 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 19, May 20, September 19 Chapter 4: What Are the Instruments of Good Works (Cont.) Not to give way to anger. Not to nurse a grudge. Not to entertain deceit in one’s heart. Not to give a false … Continue reading

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18 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 18, May 19, September 18 Chapter 4: What Are the Instruments of Good Works In the first place, to love the Lord God with the whole heart, the whole soul, the whole strength. Then, one’s neighbor as oneself. … Continue reading

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17 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 17, May 18, September 17 Chapter 3: On Calling the Brethren for Counsel (Cont.) In all things, therefore, let all follow the Rule as guide,  and let no one be so rash as to deviate from it.  Let … Continue reading

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16 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 16, May 17, September 16 Chapter 3: On Calling the Brethren for Counsel Whenever any important business has to be done  in the monastery,  let the Abbot call together the whole community  and state the matter to be … Continue reading

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15 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 15, May 16, September 15 Chapter 2: What Kind of Person the Abbess Ought to Be (Cont.) Above all let her not neglect or undervalue  the welfare of the souls committed to her,  in a greater concern for … Continue reading

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14 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 14, May 15, September 14 Chapter 2: What Kind of Person the Abbess Ought to Be (Cont.) The Abbess should always remember what she is  and what she is called,  and should know that to whom more is … Continue reading

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