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Praying The Bible (Part 1)

Praying The Bible (Part 1)

It is still a good time to make (and keep) a resolution. There are two ways that spring to my mind to pray the Bible, to use the Bible as prayer, to use the Word of God to relate to God: the first is the Daily Office. The Daily Office is the praying of the… Continue Reading

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Benedictine Daily Prayer

Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary by the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey (Author), Maxwell E. Johnson (Editor) Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota (2005; second edition 2015) 2088 pages; 6.2 x 4.4 x 1.9 inches; 5 ribbons included. As part of my ongoing rebuilding older sections of this site, I have reblogged some earlier posts in… Continue Reading

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Holy Cross Day

Holy Cross Day

September 14 is Holy Cross Day, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Triumph of the Cross. For Roman Catholics this feast takes precedence over the Sunday in Ordinary Time, for Anglicans it can be observed on the Sunday or on the next suitable weekday. St Helena, discovered the true cross of… Continue Reading

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finding God in the ordinary

…When people tell me that they find Mass boring, I want to say to them: it’s supposed to be boring, or at least seriously underwhelming. It’s a long-term education in becoming un-excited, since only that will enable us to dwell in a quiet bliss which doesn’t abstract from our present or our surroundings or our… Continue Reading

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Holy Cross Day – Monastic Lent

Holy Cross Day – Monastic Lent

September 14 is Holy Cross Day, the Triumph of the Cross, the Exaltation of the Cross. St Helena, having discovered the true cross of Jesus 14 September 326 (the “Invention of the Cross” sic. – 3 May) had a basilica in Jerusalem built over the spot. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was dedicated on… Continue Reading

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