Our Life of Spiritual Reading

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for. . .training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”  (2 Tim. 3:16)

“Due to the ever-present necessity of feeding his mind with the Word of God in order to sustain his prayer, his work and his life in the monastery, each monk is duty-bound to be faithful to spiritual reading.” (Rule, no. 58,a.) Scripture Fathers of the Church Monastic Fathers Theology “The starting point for the monk is the Word of God, a Word who calls, who invites, who personally summons, as happened the Apostles. When a person is touched by the Word obedience is born, that is, the listening which changes life. Every day the monk is nourished by the bread of the Word. Deprived of it, he is though dead and has nothing left to communicate to his brothers and sisters because the Word is Christ, to whom the monk is called to be conformed.” (Pope John Paul II: “The Light of the East”, no.10)

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