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28 September – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 28, May 29, September 28 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 … Continue reading

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

  January 5, May 6, September 5 Prologue (Cont.) Hence the Lord says in the Gospel,  “Whoever listens to these words of Mine and acts upon them,  I will liken to a wise person  who built a house on rock. … Continue reading

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30 September – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 30, May 31, September 30 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 … Continue reading

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29 September – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 29, May 30, September 29 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 … Continue reading

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27 September – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 27, May 28, September 27 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 … Continue reading

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26 September – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 26, May 27, September 26 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 … Continue reading

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25 September – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 25, May 26, September 25 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 … Continue reading

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24 September – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 24, May 25, September 24 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 … Continue reading

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23 September – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 23, May 24, September 23 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 … Continue reading

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22 September – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 22, May 23, September 22 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 … Continue reading

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