Let them listen to His words, and be preoccupied with His work.  To this end, as they seek God before all things and only Him, the members of each community should combine contemplation with apostolic love.
Second Vatican Council, Decree on religious Life.

Religious should enact the sacred liturgy especially the most holy mystery of the Eucharist, with hearts and voices attuned to the Church; here is a most copious source of nourishment for the spiritual life.
Second Vatican Council, Decree on Religious Life.

...by their profession of evangelical counsels, they have given answer to a divine call to live for God alone...
Second Vatican Council, Decree on Religious Life.

The main task of monks is to render to the Divine Majesty a service at once simple and noble, within the monastic confines.  ...let monasteries be renewed in their ancient and beneficial traditions, and so adapt them to the modern needs of souls that monasteries will be the seedbeds of growth for the Christian people. 
Second Vatican Council, Decree on Religious Life.

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.” Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 72

“Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God, and our ears to the voice from that every day calls out...” 
Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue

“What dear brothers, is more delightful than the voice of the Lord calling to us?”
Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue

“We must know that God regards our purity of heart and tears of compunction,not our many words.” 
Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 20

“ Let us get up then, at long last, for the Scriptures rouse us when they say: it is high time for us to arise from sleep.”
Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue

“All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy! For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome, the great king over all the earth.” 
Psalm 47:1

“Why are you cast down, my soul: why groan within me?  Hope in God; I will praise him yet again, my savior and my God.”  Psalm 43:5

“I waited, I waited for the Lord, and he stooped down to me; he heard my cry.” Psalm 40:2

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life; whom should I dread?”  Psalm 27:1

“O come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the courts of the house of the Lord.  Lift up your hands to the holy place, and bless the Lord.  May the Lord bless you fro Sion, he who made both heaven and earth.”  Psalm 134

“It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.  Dismiss not your servant in anger; you have been my help.”  Psalm 27:7

“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” Luke 12:37

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.”  John 15:7

'As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fisherman.  Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then they left their nets and followed him.'  Mark 1:16-19

Newsletter SignupDonate or Contribute