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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Praying The Psalms (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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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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Merton On Humility

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On Humility - Quotes by Thomas Merton “The first degree of humility (Rule of Benedict) consists “in fleeing forgetfulness entirely.” We know in theory the great truths of the faith. We know that God is our Creator and that He has created us only for Himself. We know that we...

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Personal Prayer

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“ Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”  Luke 21:36  PERSONAL PRAYER Personal prayer is the private conversation you have with God when you are able to find a...

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Discerning Our Gifts

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Discerning Our Gifts "There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of...

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Sing To The Lord

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Psalms (NKJV) Psalm 95:1‐2 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. Psalm 96:1‐2 Oh, sing to the Lord a new song!Sing to the Lord, all the...

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Pray For The Unborn

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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 adopted several children, and agreed to the adoption...

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