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Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading … On Sunday also let all devote themselves to reading, except those who are […]

At the beginning of the fourth chapter of his Rule, Saint Benedict emphasizes the primary importance of love as the greatest instrument, and indeed the goal, of every good work his monks would seek to accomplish:  First of all, love […]

As Christians, we focus particularly on the fundamental importance of belief in Jesus Christ as Lord (meaning “Master”), Teacher, and Savior.  As Catholics, we especially highlight Jesus’ fulfillment of the threefold office of being Prophet, Priest, and King.  Belief in […]

 Greetings in our Lord Jesus from Mary Mother of the Church Benedictine Abbey in Richmond, Virginia.  Writing to you from the banks of the historic James River, on which the first colony of our beloved nation was founded over […]

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