Prayer for Christian Martyrs

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Prayer for Christian Martyrs Lord, so great is our love for you That even though we walk in a world where speaking your name can mean certain death Your faithful still speak it And speak it all the louder. Help us work for a world where all may speak their creeds And pray their...

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Pray For The Unborn

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Personal Thankfulness In 1941 a 16-year old single girl who was pregnant made the decision she would not be able to care and provide for her child when born, and insisted Social Services help her find a home for her child at birth. She interviewed a couple who had previously adopted several...

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Praying 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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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. *...

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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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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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Resources - Benedictine Spirituality

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Holy Scripture The Rule        https://saintjohnsabbey.org/rule The Rule of St. Benedict in English   Editor, Timothy Fry, OSB, Liturgical Press (1982) Commentary for Benedictine Oblates on Rule of Benedict   G.A. Simon (Priest Oblate of St...

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