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21 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    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. To keep death daily before … Continue reading

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20 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    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 peace. Not to forsake charity. … Continue reading

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19 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    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. Then not to murder. Not … Continue reading

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18 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    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 no one in the monastery … Continue reading

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17 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    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 acted upon. Then, having heard … Continue reading

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16 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    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 fleeting, earthly, perishable things; but … Continue reading

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15 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  February 14, June 15, October 15 Chapter 12: How the Morning Office Is to Be Said The Morning Office on Sunday shall begin with Psalm 66  recited straight through without an antiphon.  After that let Psalm 50 be said … Continue reading

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14 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 2: What Kind of Person the Abbess Ought to Be (Cont.) In her teaching the Abbess should always follow the Apostle’s formula: “Reprove, entreat, rebuke” (2 Tim. 4:2); threatening at one time and coaxing at another as … Continue reading

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13 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 2: What Kind of Person the Abbess Ought to Be (Cont.) Let her make no distinction of persons in the monastery. Let her not love one more than another, unless it be one whom she finds better … Continue reading

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12 May – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Chapter 2: What Kind of Person the Abbess Ought to Be (Cont.) Therefore, when anyone receives the name of Abbess, she ought to govern her disciples with a twofold teaching. That is to say, she should show them … Continue reading

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