Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

Church can learn social media tips from Jesus (0)

August 22, 2014 • Category: Church News & Info

Houston, Texas, Aug 18, 2014 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to bring man back to Him.It’s a difficult task to fit the entire Gospel into 140 characters or less. […]

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Wash, make yourselves clean (Comments Off)

You urge me to lay down for you some rule for contemplating the Beloved and to give you a method for this discovery and vision. What does this mean? Would you have me confine within a rule the bounty of God’s gift? This vision results not from human effort but from grace. It is the […]

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Br. Mark»

Afternoon visit magnify (0)

I drove one of my charges to visit a friend yesterday, he is 96 years old with a very healthy sense of humor, interested in many things but most of all he loves others. Her name is Claire the lady we visited, a very beautiful woman, kind, compassionate, who has her mother, and also a […]

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Learning from St. Bernard (0)

St. Bernard of Clairvaux towers above most other monastic figures in the West – his words form a beautiful and timeless foundation for much of Western monasticism since, and in his day, he was the greatest of saints.  Considered the last of the Fathers of the Church, St. Bernard left an unparalleled legacy behind him. So […]

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Church can learn social media tips from Jesus (0)

Houston, Texas, Aug 18, 2014 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to bring man back to Him.It’s a difficult task to fit the entire Gospel into 140 characters or less. […]

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Desert Wisdom»

Do twice as much for the sinner (0)

A brother questioned Abba Poemen saying, ‘If I see a brother whom I have heard is a sinner, I do not want to take him into my cell, but when I see a good brother I am happy to be with him.’ The old man said, ‘If you do a little good to the good […]

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Instruction»

Discover your own inner ground (Comments Off)

The way to find the real ‘world’ is not merely to measure and observe what is outside us, but to discover our own inner ground. For that is where the world is, first of all: in my deepest self. This ‘ground,’ this ‘world’ where I am mysteriously present at once to my own self and […]

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Lectio Divina»

Six Great Mysteries of the Bible (Comments Off)

The Old Testament answers some of the greatest questions of all time—where did we come from? Why do we desire the good yet do evil? Why do our souls yearn for eternity while our bodies yield to death and decay? Yet, the Hebrew Scriptures leave so many other tantalizing questions unanswered. These mysteries have nagged […]

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Liturgy of the Hours»

Find Your Place in the Psalter using this one Weird Trick! (Comments Off)

Okay, so your three year old was playing with the ribbons in your breviary again, and now they’re all pulled out and you don’t remember what week in the Psalter you should be using. Or you got out of the habit of praying the hours for a couple weeks, and want to start up again, […]

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St. Maximilian Kolbe (0)

CNA/EWTN: Saint Maximilian Kolbe, the Polish Franciscan priest, missionary and martyr, is celebrated throughout the Church today, August 14. The saint died in the concentration camp at Auschwitz, during World War II, and is remembered as a “martyr of charity” for dying in place of another prisoner who had a wife and children. He was canonized […]

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Living the Rule»

A Still Small Voice (0)

What is in a whisper? When someone whispers, we quiet down, sharpen our ears and pay attention. A whisper conveys often the most important information–whether intimate words of love or secret words that tell of hidden matters. Whispers are usually more significant than shouts, but they also require more of us. If we fail to pay […]

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Marian»

Faith, therefore, is Mary’s greatness (0)

. . . [W]hat are the roots of this victory over death wonderfully anticipated in Mary? Its roots are in the faith of the Virgin of Nazareth, as the Gospel passage we have heard testifies (Lk 1: 39-56): a faith that is obedience to the word of God and total abandonment to the divine action […]

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Monastery»

Feast of Mary, Help of Christians (Comments Off)

This feast celebrating Belmont Abbey’s Patron Saint has a recent modern origin, though it stems from the same roots of turmoil, trial, and thanksgiving as have many other titles and feasts of our Lady. The tradition of this advocation goes back to 1571, when  the whole of Christendom was saved by Mary Help of Christians […]

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Prayer corners aid ascent to Christ (0)

Denver Catholic Register-July 12, 2014: When Anand Bheemarasetti purchased a home in the Highlands neighborhood, he knew it came equipped with the rooms he needed—living room, dining room, bathroom, bedroom.Yet he decided the Lord of his life needed a room also.“I think God, being the most important person in our lives, should actually have space, […]

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Rule»

He lives only for others (Comments Off)

Someone who takes pity and lends, who is disposed to be compassionate, quick to render assistance, who believes that there is more happiness in giving than in receiving, who easily forgives but is not easily angered, who will never seek to be avenged, and will in all things take thought for his neighbor’s needs as […]

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St Benedict»

St. Benedict: Through his faith and gentleness the Lord sanctified him (Comments Off)

Through his faith and gentleness the Lord sanctified him. These words were written of Moses, but they may today be applied not unfittingly, I think, to blessed Benedict. For since he was filled with the Spirit of all the saints, it is reasonable to believe that he had not a little of Moses’ spirit. If […]

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Prayers for Peace in Iraq (0)

Prayer For Peace In Iraq by His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq Lord, The plight of our country is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening.Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare our lives, and to grant us patience,and courage to continue our witness of Christian values with […]

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