LISTEN CAREFULLY, MY SON, TO THE MASTER’S INSTRUCTIONS, AND ATTEND TO THEM WITH THE EAR OF YOUR HEART. (Rule of Saint Benedict)
Saint Benedict, the father of Western monasticism, built his own life of prayer and praise on the WORD OF GOD. He directed that all those who would follow in his footsteps, whether as monks or, in more recent times, as lay oblates, begin their daily prayer with PSALM 95 so that they might be reminded to keep open the “ear of the heart.”
PRAYER: O GOD, you called Saint Benedict into the wilderness to dwell with you in solitude and into the heart of a community to dwell with you in service to others. Through his intercession, lead us by your word to hear and heed your will for us this day and every day, through Christ our Lord. Amen (Magnificat)
TAKE TIME OUT EACH DAY TO PRAY!