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October 31 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

March 1, July 1, October 31 Chapter 24: What the Measure of Excommunication Should Be The measure of excommunication or of chastisement should correspond to the degree of fault, which degree is estimated by the judgment of the Abbess. If … Continue reading

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October 30 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

February 29, June 30, October 30 Chapter 23: On Excommunication for Faults (If there is no 29th of Feburary, append this entry to the previous.) If a brother is found to be obstinate,  or disobedient, or proud, or murmuring,  or … Continue reading

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October 29 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

February 28, June 29, October 29 Chapter 22: How the Sisters Are to Sleep Let each one sleep in a separate bed.  Let them receive bedding suitable to their manner of life,  according to the Abbess’s directions.  If possible let … Continue reading

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October 28 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

February 27, June 28, October 28 Chapter 21: On the Deans of the Monastery If the community is a large one,  let there be chosen out of it  brethren of good repute and holy life,  and let them be appointed … Continue reading

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October 27 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

February 26, June 27, October 27 Chapter 20: On Reverence in Prayer When we wish to suggest our wants to persons of high station,  we do not presume to do so  except with humility and reverence.  How much the more, … Continue reading

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October 26 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

February 25, June 26, October 26 Chapter 19: On the Manner of Saying the Divine Office We believe that the divine presence is everywhere and that “the eyes of the Lord  are looking on the good and the evil in … Continue reading

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October 25 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

February 24, June 25, October 25 Chapter 18: In What Order the Psalms Are to Be Said (Cont.) The order of psalmody for the day Hours being thus arranged,  let all the remaining Psalms be equally distributed  among the seven … Continue reading

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October 24 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

February 23, June 24, October 24 Chapter 18: In What Order the Psalms Are to Be Said (Cont.) Vespers are to be sung with four Psalms every day. These shall begin with Psalm 109 and go on to Psalm 147,  … Continue reading

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October 23 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

February 22, June 23, October 23 Chapter 18: In What Order the Psalms Are to Be Said (Cont.) At Terce, Sext and None on Monday  let the nine remaining sections of Psalm 118 be said,  three at each of these … Continue reading

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October 22 – Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

February 21, June 22, October 22 Chapter 18: In What Order the Psalms Are to Be Said Let this verse be said:  “Incline unto my aid, O God;  O Lord, make haste to help me,”  and the “Glory be to … Continue reading

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