PRAY THE PSALMS

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 Wisdom     Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a...

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Reading The Gospel

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“If I am to be a genuine follower of Jesus who strives to live in accordance with the Gospel, then I need to keep before the eyes of my heart the words and example of Jesus. I need to frequent the gospels, to become so familiar with them that they become part of the very fabric of my...

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Personal Prayer

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“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints...

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Prayer - 2020

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Prayer:  Abbot Isaac, St. Leo Benedictine Abbey  Lord God, in you I trust.The past I confide to your mercy, The present to your love, and the future to your providence.  Lord, in the quiet beginning of this day,I come to ask you for peace, prudence, strength, thanks and...

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Trusting in God

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“Go courageously to do whatever you are called to do. If you have any fears, say to your soul: ”The Lord will provide for us.” If your weakness troubles you, cast yourselves on God, and trust in him. The apostles were mostly unlearned...

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The Meaning of Hospitality

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We often come together – as friends, family, community - to share special occasions: national or religious holidays, birthdays, remembering loved ones, honoring those who have served our community or country. We experience “hospitality” in its best sense. May we strive &ndash...

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The Benedictine Oblate Journey

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The Benedictine Approach To Life * LectioTraditional lectio divina (prayerful reading of scripture) prepares us to approach our lived experience contemplatively. * Hospitality The practice of hospitality opens us to receive God in unexpected ways when we welcome others as Christ. * Stability...

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Morning & Evening Prayer

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“When we arise in the morning, we need to go into the day knowing that each day is a gift which God graciously gave us......Evening prayer teaches us the concept of faith and belief.” (Yitzchok Kerzner) Morning Prayer O LORD, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who...

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HUMILITY

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“Where there is no humility there is little virtue, for God only enters a soul in which humility makes room for Him.”     - The Path of Humility -  “ It is not humility to insist on being someone that you are not. It is as much as saying that you know...

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THE PSALTER

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Reading 150 Psalms every month may be very difficult, if not impossible, for many persons, but that is just one of many options - all options are good for the soul. Discover those Psalms you find helpful in your daily journey. Embrace them, take ownership of them - every day. Read...

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