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In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will… When I first found this […]

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Pope targets worldly Church as biggest threat

Vatican City, Apr 30, 2013 / 06:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The “greatest danger” for the Church is if it becomes worldly, since this prevents her from communicating the message of the Cross, Pope Francis said. “When the Church becomes worldly, when she has the spirit of the world within herself … it is a weak […]

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Angels? Angels! Do they exist?

Of course. But like all phenomena, we must be cautious. Also, open. Back in 2007 one man named Scott from Rockford, Michigan told a site devoted to the miraculous, “I was reading your web site, and wanted to share this photo of a angel with my son [left]. “This picture was taken the afternoon before my son […]

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September Meeting for Oblates

Oblates will meet in September on the 16th, the third Sunday of the month, and will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Room. First and second year novices will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Room to discuss the coming year’s reading material. First year novices need to obtain a copy of Finding […]

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Suggested Reading for Lent

“On the days of Lent, from morning until the end of the third hour let them apply themselves to their reading, and from then until the end of the tenth hour let them do the work assigned them. And in these days of Lent they shall each receive a book from the library, which they […]

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Reading St. Bernard

This is a continuation of an interview with Fr. Michael Casey, OSCO January, 2010. Br Chris: Do you think that Saint Bernard is over emphasized amongst the other Cistercian Fathers?  It seems that he has the pride of place in Cistercian monasteries, over and above our other Cistercian Fathers. Fr Michael Casey:  Well, as I […]

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Reading the Cistercian Fathers

This is a continuation of an interview with Fr. Michael Casey, OSCO January, 2010. Br Chris:  How do you recommend reading the Cistercian Fathers? Fr Michael Casey:  It depends on the individual.  Some people you give them a reading list and they read it, other people you give them a reading list and they don’t […]

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The Purpose of Reading

Reading should serve prayer, should dispose the affections, should neither devour the hours nor gobble up the moments of prayer. When you read you are taught about Christ, but when you pray you join him in familiar colloquy. How much more enchanting is the grace of speaking with him than about him! Gilbert of Hoyland

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If you do not strive, you will not find

Look what good things occur to someone as a result of divine care! Sometimes, when a person is on his knees at the time of prayer, with his hands outspread or extended heavenwards, his eyes gazing on the Cross, and with the whole movement of his mind, as it were, stretched towards God in entreaty, […]

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Speaking with Jesus about Jesus

Reading should serve prayer, should dispose the affections, should neither devour the hours nor gobble up the moments of prayer. When you read you are taught about Christ, but when you pray you join him in familiar colloquy. How much more enchanting is the grace of speaking with him than about him! Gilbert of Hoyland

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