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Mar 30 - Holy Week Mystery
Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure; * Wash me and I shall be clean indeed. Psalm 51:8 Those who are sick or weak should be given a type of work or craft that will keep them busy without overwhelming them or driving them away. Benedict's Rule  48:24 (...

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Mar 28 - Joy, A Common Part of My Life
By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, * when we remembered you, O Zion. As for our harps, we hung them up * on the trees in the mist of that land. Psalm 137:1-2 Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore the community members should have specifie...

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Mar 27 - Immersed in Prayer and Scripture
They stare and gloat over me; * they divide my garments among them; they cast lots for my clothing. Psalm 22:17 ...let this be done with humility, seriousness, and reverence, and at the bidding of the prioress or abbot. Benedict's Rule  47:4 (Chittister, Pg...

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They stare and gloat over me; * they divide my garments among them; they cast lots for my clothing. Psalm 22:17 ...let this be done with humility, seriousness, and reverence, and at the bidding of the prioress or abbot. Benedict's Rule  47:4 (Chittister, Pg...

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Mar 26 - Be Available Always
I do not occupy myself with great matters, * or with things that are too hard for me. But I still my soul and make it quiet, like a child upon its mother's breast; * my soul is quieted within me. Psalm 131:2-3 When the cause of sin lies hidden in the consci...

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Mar 24 - Self Knowledge
My help comes from the Lord, * the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:2 They do so until they [the abbot or prioress] give them blessing and say "Enough." Benedict's Rule  44:10 (Chittister, Pg. 203) This chapter forces us to ask, in an age without penanc...

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Mar 24 - Self Knowledge
My help comes from the Lord, * the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:2 They do so until they [the abbot or prioress] give them blessing and say "Enough." Benedict's Rule  44:10 (Chittister, Pg. 203) This chapter forces us to ask, in an age without penanc...

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Mar 23 - Failure and Growth
I will rejoice and be glad because of your mercy; * for you have seen my affliction; you know my distress. Psalm 31:7 No one is to presume to eat or drink before or after the time appointed. Benedict's Rule  43:18 (Chittister, Pg. 200) Both community and pr...

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Mar 22 - Just Start Again
The Lord is my strength and my song, * and he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14 Indeed nothing is to be prefered to the Opus Die. Benedict's Rule  43:3 (Chittister, Pg. 197) Nothing in life qualifies as an exchange for the Word of God, not good work, no...

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Mar 20 - Gifts, Regardless
Incline your ear to me; * when I call make haste to answer me, For my days drift away like smoke, * and my bones are hot as burning coals. Psalm 102:2-3 Similarly, they should so regulate and arrange all matters that souls may be saved and the members may g...
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