Ora et Labora, #Prayer and #Work


St. Benedict summarized the entirety of his rule in two practices, contemplating with the heart and laboring with the hands.

“The monastic life is very plain and ordinary,” says Father Cassian Folsom, the founder and prior of the Monks of Norcia, ensconced in the St. Benedict Monastery in central Italy. “You get up, and you pray, and you do your work and go to bed and then the next day you do the same thing.”

via For Benedictine Monks, The Joy Of Making Albums And Beer : Deceptive Cadence : NPR.

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