Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

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A brother questioned an old man, saying, "My thoughts wander and I am troubled by this." The old man said to him, "Remain sitting in your cell and your thoughts will come to rest. For truly, just as when the she-ass is tied her colt runs here and there but always comes back to his mother wherever she is, so it is with the thoughts of him who for God's sake remains steadfast in the cell: even if they wander a little they will always come back to him.

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