Episode 1 – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict: A Spiritual Path for Today’s World with Fr. Mauritius Wilde O.S.B., PhD. Materialism vs Gratitude is the subject addressed in our first episode. How to deal with things. “Do you really need it?” This is the question we are called to ask ourselves.
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From the Holy Rule of St. Benedict:
Whether all ought equally to receive what is needful.
As it is written: “Distribution was made to every one, according as he had need.”177 By this, we do not say that there should be accepting of persons, which God forbid, but that due consideration should be shown to each one’s infirmities. Therefore, let him who needeth less, give God thanks, and be not grieved; and let him who needeth more, be humbled for his infirmity, and not lifted up for the mercy that is shown him; and thus all the members shall be in peace. Above all things, take heed there be no murmuring, by word or sign, upon any occasion whatsoever, If any one shall be found faulty in this respect, let him be subjected to most severe discipline.
Father Mauritius Wilde, OSB, Ph.D., did his philosophical, theological and doctoral studies in Europe. He is the author of several books and directs retreats regularly. He serves as Prior of our monastery in Schuyler.
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1 thought on “HR#1 In Place of Materialism, Gratitude – The Holy Rule of St. Benedict with Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB”
Thank you for what you share with the world. Your peacefulness and grounded awareness is a gift during turbulent times. I so enjoyed learning about Benedict’s life stories during Erie Retreat. It was very good to have you here. I am often like a fish out of water. Tomorrow I have reserved a time to chat with you. I come knowing that you will look at me with the eyes of Christ and hold my soul gently. I think the most important thing for me now is to know I am enough just as I am. Share who I am as one in communion and longing at the same time. Know that I don’t have to meet anyone else’s expectations. Allow Spirit to flow through and to Guide as always. I guess I need to let go of needing to know what’s next.
Thank you for these messages that help me to stay focused and content.