Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

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October 22nd - Humility is Essential

“Material poverty is important, but humility is essential for perseverance in monastic live. Without poverty of spirit no purity of heart is possible.  Here we understand this quality less as a feature of social living and more as an attitude toward ourselves.  Do we live in full awareness of the liabilities we carry?

From: Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict page 84
Michael Casey, OSCO