Category: Mectilde de Bar

Adoring the Silence of the Word

Mother Mectilde de Bar (1614-1698) belongs to the family of great mystics who, like Saint John of the Cross, are content to remain in darkness,...

Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Lady in the Last Days of Advent December 18th is one of the liturgy’s loveliest old Advent festivals of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that...

Of the Observance of Lent (XLIX)

CHAPTER XLIX. Of the Observance of Lent 31 Mar. 31 July. 30 Nov. Although the life of a monk ought at all times to have...

Of the daily manual labour (XLVIII:3)

30 Mar. 30 July. 29 Nov. On Sunday, let all occupy themselves in reading, except those who have been appointed to the various offices. But...