Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I am on retreat at St. John's Abbey, before heading tomorrow to a writing workshop at the Collegeville Institute, which is just across the street from the abbey.
Listen is the first word of the rule of St. Benedict:
Obsculta, o fili, præcepta magistri, et inclina aurem cordis tui ...
Listen, my son, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart.
I'm listening, deeply. Chanting the Liturgy of the Hours is like drinking water, drawn up from a deep well. The silences between the phrases are like Abba Moses' cell. I sit in them, and they teach me everything.
Posted by Michelle at 11:11 PM