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St. Bernard on Pride: Stage 5-6

Back to climbing down St. Bernard’s ladder of pride.  Through the first four steps, the soul has lost its anchor and preferred appearances to reality.  Fundamentally these have been interior disturbances–a loss of focus on the good, a loss of agency and self-governance, a sorrow that craves pleasures to drown itself, a re-orientation that focuses the surrounding world on the self. 672 more words

Rule Of St. Benedict

Furioso Friday: Benedictine Edition

For this week of St. Anselm, God has so ordained things that two of my hobbies–Orlando Furioso and the Rule of St. Benedict–converge.  In his super-subversive Canto XIV, Ariosto lets us know what he thinks about the Benedictine monasteries of his day (XIV.75-95) 711 more words

Orlando Furioso

St. Bernard on Pride: Next Steps

I’ve hemmed and hawed for weeks on how to handle the next few chapters of St. Bernard’s ladder of humility and pride.  I’ve decided to try a larger, more structured post, something close to an article.   2,694 more words

Rule Of St. Benedict

Daisy - Rescue for Adoption

Name: Daisy

Breed: Saint Bernard

Age: 8 years

Daisy is a 120 lb+ laid back, gentle giant. She loves to be close to you to receive attention and will be your faithful companion. 54 more words

Rescues For Adoption

The Alien in the Alfalfa

Prompt Day #264: Discover an alien ear

 

The Alien in the Alfalfa

 

I pulled into the driveway I hadn’t been in for three months. Max had his paws up on the window and tail wagging. 1,360 more words

Writing Challenge

Sermon for Maundy Thursday

* 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

Sermon for Spy Wednesday

* 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