Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

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October 23rd - Conversion of Heart

Practicing humility, as Benedict understood it, demands a solid conversion of mind and heart.  Our beliefs and values are framed in the context of the Gospel promise of ultimate reversal.  If we wish to be high we must be low.  If we wish to be first we must be last.  If we desire to flower and bear fruit, then, paradoxically, we must seek the environment of the desert.

From:  Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict
Michael Casey, OCSO