Saturday, October 26, 2013

Rule of St. Benedict ~ for beginners


"Hearken continually within thine heart, O son, giving attentive ear to the precepts of thy master. Understand with willing mind and effectually fulfil thy holy father’s admonition; that thou mayest return, by the labour of obedience, to Him from Whom, by the idleness of disobedience, thou hadst withdrawn. To this end I now address a word of exhortation to thee, whosoever thou art, who, renouncing thine own will and taking up the bright and all-conquering weapons of obedience, dost enter upon the service of thy true king, Christ the Lord."

St. Benedict starts his Rule off as a welcome to comers to the monastery. 
We are looking forward to welcoming a new Postulant on Monday. 
So lets give the Lord the ear of thine heart, and listen to what is calling us to for the greater glory of His Kingdom. 

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