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I have ascended to the highest in me, and look! The Lord is towering above that. In my curiosity I have descended to explore my lowest depths, yet I found God even deeper. If I looked outside myself, I saw God stretching beyond the furthest I could see; and if I looked within, God was yet further within. Then I knew the truth of what I had read, "In God we live and move and have our being."  

—Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian, 12th Century

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September 24, 2022

Saturday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saints: Saint Stephanie, Martyr (4th century); Our Lady of Walsingham; Blessed Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin (1800-1851); Blessed Anton Martin Slomshek (1800-1862)

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Rule of Saint Benedict: Ch 6 Restraint of Speech

Mass: Ecc 11:9-12:8; Resp Ps 90; Lk 9:43b-45

Return, O Lord! How long?

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