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Monastic Monday: Receiving Guests

The Rule of St. Benedict’s reading for today concerns the reception of guests at the monastery.  The Bible and ancient culture have a great emphasis on hospitality.  Abraham hosts the three “angels,” Jesus invited himself over to Zacchaeus’s house, he … Continue reading

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Monastic Monday: Monastic Vows/Practices Part 3: Hospitality

One aspect of the monastic practices that is sometimes forgotten by the world is the monasteries commitment to hospitality.  The Rule of St. Benedict makes the role of hospitality clear.  The start to chapter 53 of the Rule sets the … Continue reading

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