February 2017 Oblate Lectio Divina and Discussion
Topic: Lent and Humility
“O God, who are moved by acts of humility and respond with forgiveness to works of penance, lend your merciful ear to our prayers.” 1,163 more words
These past few days our social media feeds have been filled with messages of thoughts and prayers for the victims of yet another school shooting. And there are just as many posts that reject what may seem like Pollyanna, feel-good greetings: 921 more words
For Ash Wednesday, I give you selections from the Rule of Benedict, chapter 49:
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The life of a monk ought at all times to be Lenten in its observances but because few have the strength for this, we urge that in Lent they should maintain a life of complete purity to make up, during these holy days, for all the careless practices throughout the rest of the year.
In celebration of St. Scholastica’s Feast Day, February 10, I share a previous post about St. Scholastica, St. Benedict and the value of spiritual friendships. 1,158 more words
In chapter 35 of the Rule, St Benedict writes:
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The brothers should serve one another and no one should be excused from kitchen duty, unless he is sick or is busy with something particularly important, for by serving one another the brothers gain a greater reward and become more loving.