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IN REGULAM SUAM

PROLOGUS.

2 Maii.

1 Sept.

1 Jan. AUSCULTA, o fili, præcepta Magistri, et inclina aurem cordis tui, et admonitionem pii Patris libenter excipe, et efficaciter comple; ut ad eum, per obedientiæ laborem redeas, a quo per inobedientiæ desidiam recesseras. Ad te ergo nunc meus sermo dirigitur, quisquis abrenuntians propriis voluntatibus, Domino Christo vero Regi militaturus, obedientiæ fortissima atque præclara arma assumis.

In primis, ut quidquid agendum inchoas

OF OUR

MOST HOLY FATHER SAINT BENEDICT

TO HIS RULE.

HEARKEN, my son, to the precepts of thy Master, and incline the ear of thy heart willingly to hear, and effectually to accomplish, the admonition of thy loving Father, that by the labour of obedience thou mayest return to Him, from Whom thou didst depart by the sloth of disobedience. To thee therefore is my speech now directed, who, renouncing thy own will, dost take upon thee the strong and bright armour of obedience, to fight under the Lord Christ our true King.

First of all whatever good work thou dost

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