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20 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 21, July 21, November 20 Chapter 42: That No One Speak After Compline Monastics ought to be zealous for silence at all times, but especially during the hours of the night. For every season, therefore, whether there be fasting … Continue reading

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19 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 20, July 20, November 19 Chapter 41: At What Hours the Meals Should Be Taken From holy Easter until Pentecost let the brothers take dinner at the sixth hour and supper in the evening. From Pentecost throughout the summer, … Continue reading

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18 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 19, July 19, November 18 Chapter 40: On the Measure of Drink “Everyone has her own gift from God, one in this way and another in that” (1 Cor. 7:7). It is therefore with some misgiving that we regulate … Continue reading

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17 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 18, July 18, November 17 Chapter 39: On the Measure of Food We think it sufficient for the daily dinner, whether at the sixth or the ninth hour, that every table have two cooked dishes on account of individual … Continue reading

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16 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 17, July 17, November 16 Chapter 38: On the Weekly Reader The meals of the sisters should not be without reading. Nor should the reader be anyone who happens to take up the book; but there should be a … Continue reading

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15 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 16, July 16, November 15 Chapter 37: On the Old and Children Although human nature itself is drawn to special kindness towards these times of life, that is towards the old and children, still the authority of the Rule … Continue reading

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14 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 15, July 15, November 14 Chapter 36: On the Sick Before all things and above all things, care must be taken of the sick, so that they will be served as if they were Christ in person; for He … Continue reading

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13 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 14, July 14, November 13 Chapter 35: On the Weekly Servers in the Kitchen (Cont.) An hour before the meal let the weekly servers each receive a drink and some bread over and above the appointed allowance, in order … Continue reading

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12 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 13, July 13, November 12 Chapter 35: On the Weekly Servers in the Kitchen Let the brethren serve one another, and let no one be excused from the kitchen service except by reason of sickness or occupation in some … Continue reading

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11 November – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 12, July 12, November 11 Chapter 34: Whether All Should Receive in Equal Measure What Is Necessary Let us follow the Scripture, “Distribution was made to each according as anyone had need” (Acts 4:35). By this we do not … Continue reading

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