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Spiritual Exercises in Christianity: Monastic Roots (1/4)

Spiritual Exercises: Monastic Roots Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness. Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important for it promises a reward in both this life and the next…  [1 … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Other Jewish Sources (3/7)

Fasting Quotes: Other Jewish Sources Fasting in post-biblical Judaism offered holiness and obedience in the absence of sacrificial ritual services and prayers associated with the Temple. It also helped to preserve the separate and distinct character of the Jewish people … Continue reading

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Holy Reading (Lectio Divina): Prayer, Scriptures & the Spirit of God

  Holy Reading of Scriptures There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us in his word and of letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit. It is what we call lectio divina. It consists of … Continue reading

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