Christ the Ideal of the Monk: Spiritual Conferences on the Monastic and Religious Life

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Sands, 1926 - 463 pages
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danger of criticism and of all that separates a religious from
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allied to an extreme exigence for all that touches obedience 61 union
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The Cenobitical Society
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place of the Opus Dei 6869
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same way as grace is applied to us in so far as we live the life of
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STARTING POINT AND TWOFOLD CHARACTER OF MONASTIC PERFECTION
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Our Faith the Victory over the World
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Blood 91 it makes us participate in His Divine life 9293
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despite the assaults of the world and the devil
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Monastic Profession
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why St Benedict unites it to the Sacrifice of the Altar 108 charac
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115 is a source of joy
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The Instruments of Good Works
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126 to be used with discretion 127128
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the First Author of its progress 131 insistency with which St Benedict
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towards others 141142
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A THE WAY OF ABNEGATION Reliquimus omnia VIII Compunction of heart
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labour of destroying sin and attachment to sin in order to be united
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the Church fills the Liturgy of the Mass with it 156157
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templation of the sufferings of Jesus 168170 Christs tender mercy
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SelfRenunciation
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necessity of renunciation in order to expiate our sins and assure
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life precepts of St Benedict 178179 fidelity to our engagements
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of St Benedict on this subject 186 their value derives from their union
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Poverty
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the holy Lawgiver allows the monastery to possess
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no other possession except God 199 it looks to Him for the graces
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Humility
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one of the greatest obstacles to the divine outpourings 211 humility
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proceed from love 275 Jesus Christ is our Model 276278 to accept
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286 to unite ourselves daily to Jesus in His obedience 288289
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B THE LIFE OF UNION WITH CHRIST et secuti sumus te XIII The Opus Dei Divine Praise
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canticle of the Word in sinu Patris 294295 continued upon earth
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the hymn of all creation 300301 it is through Christ that this hymn
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laudis 306307 Gods praises sung at the foot of the Cross
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The Opus Dei Means of Union with God
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with formulas of prayer for all our needs 312314 the collects 314
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the immediate preparation 320321 union with Christ our Mediator
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Monastic Prayer
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piety and reverence 342343 necessity of preparation before prayer
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enlightened 350 351 to link mental prayer to the Liturgy which
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which the recollected soul enjoys 368369 precious fruits of the life
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The Spirit of Abandonment to Gods Will
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without God we can do nothing 374 with His grace we can do
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manifested 380382 or hidden 383384
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continual homage of faith 389 of hope 390 of love 390392
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Good Zeal
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infirmities 402403 admirable condescension of St Benedict manifested
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of coldness or resentment 411 how such failings in charity hinder
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intellectual labours 416 the education
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The Peace of Christ
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to souls sums up the whole of Christs work in regard to us 429
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the Divinity of Jesus 435 this faith if it is to be practical must sur
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nedict has organised everything in his Rule in view of making us find
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ledges itself weak and miserable the more powerful is grace within
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Page 62 - I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil.
Page 285 - For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
Page 330 - God shall cut them off. come, let us sing unto the Lord : Let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, And make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Page 23 - He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him : the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
Page 435 - Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Page 45 - If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy, and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
Page 248 - For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names ; that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth ; and that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
Page 192 - Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
Page 35 - But he that is married, careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
Page 163 - And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil...

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