Resources - Benedictine Spirituality

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The Rule of St. Benedict in English   Editor, Timothy Fry, OSB, Liturgical Press (1982) Read The Rule          http://saintjohnsabbey.org/rule Daily Readings of The Rule     http://archive.osb.org/rb/show.asp?mode=today  Esther de...

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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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PERSONAL PRAYER Personal prayer is the private conversation you have with God when you are able to find a peaceful place to quiet your mind and offer yourself to God.         In the Gospel it is written: “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray...

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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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Journey Of A Benedictine Oblate

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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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Lectio Divina

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Lectio Divina (“Divine Reading") is a method of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to lead to a greater understanding of Holy Scripture (God’s Word),and closer communion with God.The roots of scriptural reflection and interpretation go back to Origen in the 3rd...

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Morning & Evening Prayer

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May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, be with us throughout this day, and with all those we love. Amen.  Morning Prayer   "O Lord, grant that we may greet the coming day in peace. Help us in all things to rely upon Your holy will. In each hour of the...

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HUMILITY

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Luke 18:9-14Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank You that I am...

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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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Trusting in God

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Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.O my soul, you have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You."     Psalm 16:1-2 I will love You, O Lord, my strength.The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;My God, my strength, in whom I...

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