St. Benedict on the Observance of Lent

From The Rule of St. Benedict (Regula) , Chapter 49, on the Observance of Lent. A Monk’s life should at all times resemble a continual Lent, but few have such virtue. Thus, we encourage everyone during Lent to live in all purity, and during this holy season to wash away all the negligences of other…

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St. Benedict’s Admonition to Pray the Divine Office

By tradition going back to early Christian times, the Divine Office has been prayed by Roman Catholics, arranged in such a way that the whole course of the day and night are sanctified with prayers. This recitation of the Office of the Church praises God without ceasing, in song and prayer, and it intercedes with…

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