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MAMA Church at Bethany House
PO Box 502
Mount Sterling, KY
40353

859-404-8374

Friday, September 25, 2020

This Week’s Chapter Meeting...

“The Benedict Option” – Chapter Five…

Hello, Brothers and Sisters of Mary and Martha (and special friends, too)!

Something has surprised me as we study “The Benedict Option” together.  I began by thinking that it would be, perhaps, dry and legalistic.  What I’m finding, though, is that it has within it the seeds of a new flourishing of the Church – in a word, the seeds of revival!  This week’s chapter – Chapter Five – is no different.  What Rod Dreher is sharing is nothing less than the ancient vision of the Church truly living as the body of Christ.  Whether it’s the issue of remembering the past and preserving everything that helps God’s people to grow or understanding how the Liturgy and Sacraments keep us grounded in the truth, “The Benedict Option” seems to be a reliable guide for calling the Church to come “home”.

To help us further explore how “The Rule of Saint Benedict” can help us individually and communally, I’ve included a couple of video links below that give us a glimpse of how this happens.  The first is, of course, this week’s Chapter Meeting at Bethany House.  The other is another video in which the members of a Franciscan community are living together as a monastic community and ministering to the world around them…



Our copies of “The Rule of Saint Benedict” that I ordered for us have arrived!  I’ll have them available for pick-up in the narthex on Sunday.  Two copies are spoken for, but five are still available (at no cost) to all who would like one!!  And, for those who are interested going deeper with this study, I heartily encourage you to invest in a copy of Rod Dreher’s “The Benedict Option” (I believe it’s $11.00 on Amazon).  I also encourage you to have your own copy of Esther de Waal’s “Seeking God: The Way of Saint Benedict”!

I eagerly look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!!

Until then…

Praised be Jesus Christ, now and for ever!  Amen!

Father Todd

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