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We must know that God regards our purity of heart and tears of compunction, not our many words. Rule of St Benedict

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(excerpt from )

The present day of 1000 years old Tyniec …
Our community lasts for almost 1000 years. During all these years, the steady and quiet monastic life, prayer, labor and perpetual facing up to the challenges of contemporary times – all are interwoven in the very fabric of our destination. Read about:
How do a day in monastery is organized?
What is our spiritual life?
What activities do we carry on?

Personal prayer manifests itself in St. Benedict as a response to a liturgy, which has just ended, or as a result of an emerging inspiration, call of the heart. St Benedict is completely indifferent as to the method of prayer, he only enjoins the correct attitude: ‘let him pray not loudly, but with tears and from the depths of his heart‘. The Benedictine method of simple prayer was very aptly expressed by John Chapman OSB ‘Pray in the way that you are able to, do not try to pray in ways you are unable to’. In personal prayer the most important thing is not what we do, but whether we truly stand before God here and now. Sometimes it is one great battle for time, about the here and now before God.
The tears mentioned by St. Benedict refer to the old tradition of ‘prayers of tears’. By this are not meant tears of self-pity, tears of despair, nor even more of anger or resentment. The tears that appear in true prayer are – a reaction of the heart to the enormity of God’s goodness, which encompasses us in spite of our sins and weaknesses. A real transformation and cleansing then, takes place in the heart. Such tears become surely the best evidence of a true meeting with God.

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1 Thes 4:13 And we will not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that are asleep, that you be not sorrowful, even as others who have no hope.

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I will go up to the foot of the Cross; I will press my arms tightly around the cold body, the corpse of Christ, with the fire of my love…..I will unail it, with my reparation and mortifications….I will wrap it in the new winding-sheet of my clean life, and I will bury it in the clean rock of my breast, where no one can tear it away from me, and there, Lord, take your rest! Were the whole world to abandon you…serviam! I will serve you Lord.
— St. Josemaria Escriva

And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is vain, for you are yet in your sins.
Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ, are perished.
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep :
For by a man came death, and by a man the resurrection of the dead.
And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.
But every one in his own order: the firstfruits Christ, then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.
Afterwards the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God and the Father, when he shall have brought to nought all principality, and power, and virtue.
1 Cor 15
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And this is the writing that is written: MANE, THECEL, PHARES. Daniel 5:25f

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And this is the interpretation of the word. MANE: God hath numbered thy kingdom, and hath finished it.

THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.

PHARES: thy kingdom is divided, and is given to the Medes and Persians.
***
Dan 5:5-6
In the same hour there appeared fingers, as it were of the hand of a man, writing over against the candlestick upon the surface of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king beheld the joints of the hand that wrote.
Then was the king’s countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him: and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees struck one against the other.

Dan 5:13
Then Daniel was brought in before the king. And the king spoke, and said to him: Art thou Daniel of the children of the captivity of Juda, whom my father the king brought out of Judea?

Dan 5:17
To which Daniel made answer, and said before the king: Thy rewards be to thyself, and the gifts of thy house give to another: but the writing I will read to thee, O king, and shew thee the interpretation thereof.

***

JESUS WEEPING OVER JERUSALEM

“If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace!” Luke 19:42
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"to contemplate, praise and adore in a special way this ineffable Sacrament … the incomparable treasure which Christ has entrusted to his Church"

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(Mane Nobiscum Domine 29)

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_20041008_mane-nobiscum-domine_en.html

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We must know that God regards our purity of heart and tears of compunction, not our many words. Rule of St Benedict

Posted on July 16, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

(excerpt from )

The present day of 1000 years old Tyniec …
Our community lasts for almost 1000 years. During all these years, the steady and quiet monastic life, prayer, labor and perpetual facing up to the challenges of contemporary times – all are interwoven in the very fabric of our destination. Read about:
How do a day in monastery is organized?
What is our spiritual life?
What activities do we carry on?

Personal prayer manifests itself in St. Benedict as a response to a liturgy, which has just ended, or as a result of an emerging inspiration, call of the heart. St Benedict is completely indifferent as to the method of prayer, he only enjoins the correct attitude: ‘let him pray not loudly, but with tears and from the depths of his heart‘. The Benedictine method of simple prayer was very aptly expressed by John Chapman OSB ‘Pray in the way that you are able to, do not try to pray in ways you are unable to’. In personal prayer the most important thing is not what we do, but whether we truly stand before God here and now. Sometimes it is one great battle for time, about the here and now before God.
The tears mentioned by St. Benedict refer to the old tradition of ‘prayers of tears’. By this are not meant tears of self-pity, tears of despair, nor even more of anger or resentment. The tears that appear in true prayer are – a reaction of the heart to the enormity of God’s goodness, which encompasses us in spite of our sins and weaknesses. A real transformation and cleansing then, takes place in the heart. Such tears become surely the best evidence of a true meeting with God.

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Mary and Tony’s Gang – Fr.Daren Z’s WYD08 Blog

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http://maryandtonysgang.blogspot.com/

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EWTN’s Life on the Rock – Fr. Mark Mary – WYD08 Blog

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Today’s Mass Readings and Homily
Power & Witness“Fr. Mark’s World Youth Day Blog

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John 16:8,9,10,11 Come, Holy Spirit! Come

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And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment.
John 16:8

Of sin: because they believed not in me.
John 16:9

And of justice: because I go to the Father; and you shall see me no longer.
John 16:10

And of judgment: because the prince of this world is already judged.
John 16:11

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What is the Liturgy of the Hours?

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photo above: Monks of the Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec, PL

The Liturgy of the Hours ( the Divine Office)
(from the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

1174 “The mystery of Christ, his Incarnation and Passover, which we celebrate in the Eucharist especially at the Sunday assembly, permeates and transfigures the time of each day, through the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, ‘the divine office.’ This celebration, faithful to the apostolic exhortations to ‘pray constantly,’ is ‘so devised that the whole course of the day and night is made holy by the praise of God.’ In this ‘public prayer of the Church,’ The faithful (clergy, religious, and lay people) exercise the royal priesthood of the baptized. Celebrated in ‘the form approved’ by the Church, the Liturgy of the Hours ‘is truly the voice of the Bride herself addressed to her Bridegroom. It is the very prayer which Christ himself together with his Body addresses to the Father.'”

1176 “The celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours demands not only harmonizing the voice with the praying heart, but also a deeper ‘understanding of the liturgy and of the Bible, especially of the Psalms.'”1178 “The Liturgy of the Hours, which is like an extension of the Eucharistic celebration, does not exclude but rather in a complementary way calls forth the various devotions of the People of God, especially adoration and worship of the Blessed Sacrament.”

SEE ALSO:
http://tyniec.benedyktyni.pl/en/
http://tyniec.benedyktyni.pl/en/vocations/

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And this is the writing that is written: MANE, THECEL, PHARES. Daniel 5:25f

Posted on July 16, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

And this is the interpretation of the word. MANE: God hath numbered thy kingdom, and hath finished it.

THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.

PHARES: thy kingdom is divided, and is given to the Medes and Persians.
***
Dan 5:5-6
In the same hour there appeared fingers, as it were of the hand of a man, writing over against the candlestick upon the surface of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king beheld the joints of the hand that wrote.
Then was the king’s countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him: and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees struck one against the other.

Dan 5:13
Then Daniel was brought in before the king. And the king spoke, and said to him: Art thou Daniel of the children of the captivity of Juda, whom my father the king brought out of Judea?

Dan 5:17
To which Daniel made answer, and said before the king: Thy rewards be to thyself, and the gifts of thy house give to another: but the writing I will read to thee, O king, and shew thee the interpretation thereof.

***

JESUS WEEPING OVER JERUSALEM

“If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace!” Luke 19:42
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