St. Procopius Abbey video
Abbot Austin on Lectio Divina
Documents of Vatican II lecture series
Dr. Timothy O'Malley on Sacrosanctum Concilium
Cardinal George on Dignitatis Humanae
Fr. Robert Barron on Gaudium et Spes
Dr. John Cavadini on Lumen Gentium
Easter Triduum and Octave services are available. See here.
Abbot Austin and Fr. James visit Benedictine University at Mesa. See here.
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Weekly quote from the Rule of St. Benedict
Divine Scripture cries to us, brothers, saying: ‘Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled and whoever humbles himself will be exalted’ (Lk 14:11; 18:14). Thus, when it says these things, it shows us that every exaltation is a kind of pride. The prophet indicates that he guards against this, when he says: ‘Lord, my heart is not exalted, nor are my eyes raised; I have neither walked among the great nor gone after marvels beyond me’ (Ps 131:1). Yet, what ‘if I did not think humbly,’ what ‘if I exalted my soul’? ‘You would treat my soul like a child on its mother’s lap, weaned from her milk’ (Ps 131:2).
Hence, brothers, if we want to attain the peak of the highest humility and we want quickly to reach that heavenly exaltation, which is ascended by humility in this present life, then by means of our ascending actions that ladder must be set up which appeared to Jacob in his sleep, for he saw ‘angels descending and ascending upon it’ (Gen 28:12). Without a doubt, that ascent and descent is to be understood by us in no other way than that one descends by exaltation and ascends by humility. Truly that erected ladder is our life in this world and it is raised up to heaven by the Lord, once our heart is humbled. Indeed, we may call the sides of this ladder our body and soul, in which for sides the divine summons has inserted the steps of humility and discipline, so that we might ascend by them.
-- Rule of St. Benedict 7.1-9 [this passage fits during the Easter season because St. Benedict is drawing on the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, especially as described in the scriptural passage, 'He humbled Himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted Him...' (Phil 2:8-9)]