“Truly Seeking God” – Benedictines and the Face of Christ

Illumina Domine Blog - Devotion to The Holy Face

“It is Your Face, O Lord, that I seek.” (Ps 26:8)

St. Benedict St. Benedict, Feast Day July 11

In the Rule of his Order St. Benedict gives the key to discerning a true vocation in those seeking admittance to the Benedictine Order: “Let us examine whether the novice is truly seeking God.” (Ch. 58, Rule)  Since the Order’s inception, up to this day, the sons and daughters of St. Benedict have taken for their motto “Ora et Labora.” This “Prayer and Work” for many Benedictines is truly seeking the Face of God in the “prayer” of contemplation and the “work” of reparation to the Face of God covered with the blood, wounds, dust and spittle of  blasphemy–to stand, together with the Blessed Mother, before the endless crosses on which the Son of God continues to be crucified.  If there is a common thread among the holy men and women…

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One thought on ““Truly Seeking God” – Benedictines and the Face of Christ

  1. Janie Harney July 11, 2017 / 6:41 am

    What a wonderful blog! Your devotion to the Holy Face inspires so many. God bless your for all you do for Him!!

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