Purpose of Christian Life

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Purpose of Christian Life "Prayer, fasting, vigils, and all other Christian practices, however good they may be in themselves, certainly do not constitute the aim of our Christian life: they are but the indispensable means of attaining that aim. For the true aim of the Christian life is the...

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The Benedictine Oblate Journey

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What Is A Benedictine Oblate? Oblates are Christian men or women, laity or ordained, married or single, who live in the world, affiliate with a specific Benedictine community, and pledge to live in accord with the spirit of the Rule of Saint Benedict and be faithful witnesses of Christ by...

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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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Benedictine Prayer For Peace

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Saint Benedict, you were a man of peace. You walked the path of peace your whole life long and led all who came to you into the ways of peace. Help us, Saint Benedict, to achieve peace: peace in our hearts, peace in our homes, peace in our sorely troubled world. Through your powerful...

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The Book Of Common Prayer (BCP)

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The Book of Common Prayer Website:     www.CommonPrayer.Org Commentary on Prayer                                                       ...

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The Journey To Peace

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Eliminating Hatred, Violence, Racism...and Other Human Unkindness “ You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On...

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Hospitality - The Path To Non-Violence

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Prayer For Social Justice.ALMIGHTY God, who hast created man in thine own image; Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice among men and nations, to the...

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Prayer For The Afflicted And Distressed

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“O Lord, we bring youthe troubles and perils of peoples and nations,the sighing of prisoners and captives,the sorrows of the bereaved,the needs of strangers,the helplessness of the weak,the tiredness of the weary,the failing powers of the aged. O Lord, draw near to...

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Unceasing Prayer

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“Prayer without ceasing is  necessary for all Christians. Let no one think, my brother Christians, that it is the duty only of priests and monks to pray without ceasing, and not of laymen. No, no; it is the duty of all of us Christians to remain always in prayer. As first it may...

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Daily Examen

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More than 400 years ago St. Ignatius Loyola encouraged prayer-filled mindfulness by proposing what has been called the Daily Examen. The Examen can be time of prayerful reflection on the events of your day (thoughts, words, actions) in the presence of God.....before you retire for the...

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