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Prayer during Lent (and other times too)

March 2017 Oblate Reflections and Lectio Divina

Topics: Lent for Benedictines; Ways to Pray

Source for discussion: Study Guide for the Rule of St. Benedict with Reflections for Oblates and All Who Seek God, Maria-Thomas Beil, OSB… 1,080 more words

Benedictine Spirituality

Blessed are the Poor

I’ve been thinking about the decision to give (or not to give) to a beggar on the street since Pope Francis suggested that giving “is always right,” whether one thinks the other is truly in need or not.   598 more words

Benedictine Spirituality

Prayer to St. Benedict for Protection

Prayer to St. Benedict for Protection

Admirable Saint and Doctor of Humility, you practiced what you taught, assiduously praying for God’s glory and lovingly fulfilling all work for God and the benefit of all human beings. 51 more words

Christianity

Transitus of St. Benedict

O God, who made the Abbot Saint Benedict
an outstanding master in the school of divine service,
grant, we pray,
that, putting nothing before love of you, 126 more words

Lent Reflection: St. Benedict & Death

“Day by day remind yourself that you are going to die” (RB 1980: The Rule of Saint Benedict in Latin and English. Chapter 4:47. p.184…

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Contemplative Prayer

St. Bernard's Sermon for the Feast of St. Benedict

* Taken from St. Bernard’s Sermons for the Seasons & Principal Festivals of the Year: Translated from the Original Latin by a Priest of Mount Melleray… 7 more words

Interior Life

Lent Reflection: Hiding Place

You are my hiding place, O Lord.  (Psalm 32:8. The Book of Common Prayer, p.624).

Thomas Merton in his book Thoughts in Solitude…

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Contemplative Prayer