Mornings are for Prayer & Study

That’s actually a Dominican in the picture, but “ora et labora” is the motto of the Benedictine: Pray and Work.

And study. Books are the Benedictine lifeblood.

I promised myself a while back that I would take mornings to study, specifically to read books on anything but what is going on around us, although very often what I’m reading has its resonances in the day, as well, and no, I don’t strictly mean scripture, but there’s that, too.

It is good to be quiet. In fact, it is necessary. I invite you to be quiet, too, if you can spare even 15 minutes for it, in your day.

Morning Prayer podcast for today, October 10, is here.

As I write this, the Word is still going forth, from Italy, and they are up to the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 13. It’s kind of wonderful to watch. You can go here (click on the top red button on the right.

About Elizabeth Scalia
  • Wild Bill

    I love the breviary but I can’t find any instructions for setting up the ribbons. Any tips?

    [Honestly, I can't make head or tales of them, either. I just use holy cards to mark my places! :-) -admin]

  • pbuchta

    Meditation and mysticism is key.

    He was a great man.

  • Wild Bill

    Not to belabor the point, but I found this resource:

    I enjoy your blog very much.