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Advent Reflection: Keeping Watch, Even When

I read the quote I wrote into the image above while reading about perseverance in Benedict’s Way: An Ancient Monk’s Insights for a Balanced Life… 318 more words

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Discipline? Whut.

Here’s some informative writing for y’all that I wrote after reading The Rule by St. Benedict which laid down rules for monkish living in the Middle Ages: 515 more words

Advent Reflection: Keeping Watch in Prayer and Hope

‘When we live with hope we do not get tangled with concerns for how our wishes will be fulfilled.  So, too, our prayers are not directed toward the gift, but toward the one who gives it. 

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Advent Reflection: Keeping Watch with Yearning

“Yearn for everlasting life with holy desire.  Day by day remind yourself that you are going to die.  Hour by hour keep careful watch over all you do, aware that God’s gaze is upon you, wherever you may be” (

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Advent Reflection: Keeping Watch in Serenity, Courage and Wisdom

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. 

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Advent Reflection: Keeping Watch by Proclaiming and Rejoicing

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. (The Magnificat.  The Book of Common Prayer, p.119).

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Advent Reflection: Keeping Watch at the Cross

Let us give thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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