Tuesday, July 11, 2006

St. Benedict


"Listen carefully, my son, to the Master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart. This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice. The labor of obedience will bring you back to him from whom you had drifted through the sloth of disobedience. This message of mine is for all, and armed with the strong and noble weapons of obedience to do battle for the true king, Christ the Lord." (the Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue, verses 1-3)

Prayer: Lord, by your grace Saint Benedict became a great teacher in the school of your service. Grant that we may put nothing before our love of you, and may we walk eagerly in the path of your commandments. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Anonymous Greg said...

"Ausculta o fili, praecepta magistri..." for me these few words start a wonderful, clearly equilibrated, and peacefull program of life still actual after all these centuries.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Greg, yes this prologue is so rich and is the basis of the school of monasticism. We ought to adapt to our own spiritual life - obedience to the Father as Our Blessed Lord did.

Thank you for your visit. God bless you!

5:24 PM  

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