Spiritual Reading Archive

  • St. Benedict’s Rule: Chapter 49
Although the life of a monk
ought to have about it at all times
the character of a Lenten observance,
yet since few have the virtue for that,
we therefore [...]

    Benedict on Lent

    St. Benedict’s Rule: Chapter 49 Although the life of a monk ought to have about it at all times the character of a Lenten observance, yet since few have the virtue for that, we therefore [...]

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  • “So long as we are buried in the wretchedness of our earthly nature these streams of ours will never disengage themselves from the slough of cowardice, pusillanimity and fear…how many [...]

    Humility’s Mansion

    “So long as we are buried in the wretchedness of our earthly nature these streams of ours will never disengage themselves from the slough of cowardice, pusillanimity and fear…how many [...]

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  • “It is not necessary that we should discover new ideas in our meditation.  It is sufficient if the word as we read and understand it penetrates and dwells within us. [...]

    Let the Word work

    “It is not necessary that we should discover new ideas in our meditation.  It is sufficient if the word as we read and understand it penetrates and dwells within us. [...]

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  • Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.  - 1 Peter [...]

    Response to Malice

    Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.  - 1 Peter [...]

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