The Good Zeal that Leads to Everlasting Life

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To honor St. Benedict, I like to focus this talk on Chapter 72 of the Rule. The title of this chapter is “Of the Good Zeal Which Monks Ought To Have”. My reason for choosing this chapter is that no scholar of the Rule of St. Benedict debates the fact that St. Benedict penned this chapter. It is unique to him and offers us a window into his heart and soul as well as the horizon through which he viewed monastic life.

July 11, 2020 Read More

Solemnity of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict (c.480-547)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: 
RB: Ch 33 Personal Possessions in the Monastery 
Mass: Pr 2:1-9; Ps 34; Ep 4:1-6 or Col 3:12-17; Lk 22:24-27 or Mt 19:27-29 or Mt 5:1-12a

Listen carefully to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.(RB Prologue 1)
In the apostoli
July 11, 2018 Read More

Saint Scholastica (c. 480-547)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 8 The Divine Office at NightMass: 1 Kings 12:26-32; 13:33-34; Resp. Psalm 106; Mark 8:1-10
St Scholastica with St Benedict
Today we celebrate St Scholastica, the twin sister of St Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-547). Together, they are known as the ‘holy twins’. What we know about Scholastica is cont
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