Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

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Centered on Christ

Portraying Christ in Contemplation, Goodness, and Obedience

“In God’s wisdom, the Holy Spirit has given to the Church and to the world a special charism of distancing itself from society, [with] some people called to leave their cities, towns, and institutions in order to lead together a life of more intense silence, solitude, and prayer, thus continuing in the life of the Church today this important aspect of Christ’s own way of life.

Through religious the Church. . . portrays Christ in contemplation on the mountain . . . and his goodness to all men, always obedient to the will of the Father who sent him.(Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution of Vatican Council II on the Church)”  pg 54


From “Centered on Christ: A Guide to Monastic Profession
By Augustine Roberts, OCSO

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