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September 13th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

"The monk does not come to the monastery to 'get' something which the ordinary Christian does not have. On the contrary, he comes there in order to realize and to appreciate all that any good Christian already has." Trappist monk Thomas Merton, +1968

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September 12th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian 

"My life is not just about myself, trying to achieve salvation, trying to upgrade my living so as to serve others better. My life is mystical participation in the life of Christ, a reality that is not mine alone, but is shared with all who are 'in Christ.' "...

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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...

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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...

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— The Rule of St. Benedict

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