Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Ex 2:1-15; Ps 69:3,14,30-34; Mt 11:20-24  As more and more knights became disillusioned with the crusades, violence became less and less a way to solve the problems of the Holy Land. Some of these converted warriors found hermits living on the ancient holy mountain of Carmel.  These men gradually became organized and were known from the […]

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Memorial of Saint Benedict

 Gn 44:18-21; 23-29; 45:1-5; Ps 105:16-21; Mt 10: 7-15 From the mouth of each Benedictine comes the antiphon, “Sustain me, O Lord, as you have promised that I may live and disappoint me not in my hope.”  Saint Benedict knew that everyone serious about a prayer life had to be sustained by the LORD.  Early […]

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