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31 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The second degree of humility is that a person love not his own will nor take pleasure in satisfying his desires, but model his actions on the saying of the Lord, “I have … Continue reading

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30 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) We must be on our guard, therefore, against evil desires, for death lies close by the gate of pleasure. Hence the Scripture gives this command: “Go not after your concupiscences” (Eccles. 18:30). So therefore, … Continue reading

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29 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) As for self-will, we are forbidden to do our own will by the Scripture, which says to us, “Turn away from your own will” (Eccles. 18:30), and likewise by the prayer in which … Continue reading

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28 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) Let a man consider that God is always looking at him from heaven, that his actions are everywhere visible to the divine eyes and are constantly being reported to God by the Angels. … Continue reading

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27 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility (Cont.) The first degree of humility, then, is that a person keep the fear of God before his eyes (Ps. 35[36]:2) and beware of ever forgetting it. Let him be ever mindful of all … Continue reading

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26 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 7: On Humility Holy Scripture, brethren, cries out to us, saying, “Everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted” (Luke 14:11). In saying this it shows us that all exaltation … Continue reading

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25 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 6: On the Spirit of Silence Let us do what the Prophet says: “I said, ‘I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth.’ I … Continue reading

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24 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    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. For the obedience given to Superiors … Continue reading

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23 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    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 they have professed, and the … Continue reading

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22 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    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. Not to love contention. To … Continue reading

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