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September 8th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

“Under thy protection we seek refuge,
O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and Blessed Virgin. Amen.”

SUB TUUM PRAESIDIUM prayer, 3rd century Egyptian papyrus. Oldest known prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

September 7th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

“It is not by striving to be someone else but by letting God penetrate you with a loving gaze that you recover that original purity. That is precisely what purity is: not hiding anything from God.”

Belgian Carmelite friar Wilfrid Stinissen

September 5th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

“The question, ‘What are you seeking?’ that Saint Benedict asks of a candidate to monastic life is one that we need to ask ourselves often in our lifetime. ‘Ad quod venisti?’ When we lose sight of the goal we are likely thoughtlessly to go astray.”

Australian Trappist monk and author Father Michael Casey

September 4th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

“We plough the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land;
But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand.”

German poet Matthias Claudius, +1815 (translated by Jane Montgomery Campbell in 1861)

September 1st: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

“Thus says the Lord: I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.”

Book of Leviticus, chapter 26, verse 4

August 28th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian 

“Faith is not a thing of the mind, it is not an intellectual certainty or a felt conviction of the heart, it is a sustained decision to take God with utter seriousness as the God of our life.”
British Carmelite nun and author Ruth Burrows

 

August 27th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

“Our love for God needs to pass from the self-centred to the more ecstatic; real love in its perfection draws us away from ourselves, makes us self-forgetful, totally engaged with the God of infinite lovableness.”

Australian Trappist monk and author Father Michael Casey

August 22nd: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

“Let us pray that peace very soon may be restored to us…after the rain, fair weather; after the darkness, light; after these storms and tempests, a gentle calm.”

Saint Cyprian of Carthage, +258

"Let everyone that comes be received as Christ."

— The Rule of St. Benedict

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