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31 August – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  May 1, August 31, December 31 Chapter 73: On the Fact That the Full Observance of Justice Is Not Established in This Rule Now we have written this Rule  in order that by its observance in monasteries  we may … Continue reading

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

  April 30, August 30, December 30 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 … Continue reading

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

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

  April 28, August 28, December 28 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 … Continue reading

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

  April 27, August 27, 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 … Continue reading

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

  April 26, August 26, 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 … Continue reading

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

  April 25, August 25, 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 … Continue reading

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24 August – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  April 24, August 24, December 24 Chapter 66: On the Porters of the Monastery At the gate of the monastery let there be placed a wise old woman, who knows how to receive and to give a message, and … Continue reading

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

  April 23, August 23, December 23 Chapter 65: On the Prior of the Monastery (Cont.) To us, therefore, it seems expedient  for the preservation of peace and charity  that the Abbot have in his hands  the full administration of … Continue reading

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

  April 22, August 22, December 22 Chapter 65: On the Prior of the Monastery It happens all too often that the constituting of a Prior  gives rise to grave scandals in monasteries.  For there are some who become inflated … Continue reading

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