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09 February – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    February 9, June 10, October 10 Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The twelfth degree of humility  is that a monk not only have humility in his heart  but also by his very appearance make it always manifest  to … Continue reading

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08 February – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    February 8, June 9, October 9 Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The eleventh degree of humility  is that when a monk speaks  he do so gently and without laughter,  humbly and seriously,  in few and sensible words,  and … Continue reading

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07 February – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  February 7, June 8, October 8 Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The tenth degree of humility  is that he be not ready and quick to laugh,  for it is written,  “The fool lifts up his voice in laughter” (Eccles. … Continue reading

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06 February – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  February 6, June 7, October 7 Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The ninth degree of humility  is that a monk restrain his tongue and keep silence,  not speaking until he is questioned.  For the Scripture shows  that “in much … Continue reading

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05 February – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  February 5, June 6, October 6 Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The eighth degree of humility  is that a monk do nothing except what is commended  by the common Rule of the monastery  and the example of the elders … Continue reading

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04 February – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    February 4, June 5, October 5 Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The seventh degree of humility  is that he consider himself lower and of less account  than anyone else,  and this not only in verbal protestation  but also … Continue reading

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03 February – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  February 3, June 4, October 4 Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The sixth degree of humility  is that a monk be content  with the poorest and worst of everything,  and that in every occupation assigned him  he consider himself … Continue reading

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02 February – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    February 2, June 3, October 3 Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The fifth degree of humility  is that he hide from his Abbot none of the evil thoughts  that enter his heart  or the sins committed in secret,  … Continue reading

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01 February – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  February 1, June 2, October 2 Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The fourth degree of humility is that he hold fast to patience with a silent mind  when in this obedience he meets with difficulties and contradictions  and even … Continue reading

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