Advent Sunday: Slow down and Listen to His Voice
As we prepare this Advent Sunday for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we at Boyer Writes dedicate this time of Advent to a deep refection and a quiet time. Stop from your busy schedule and let God speak to you through His quiet, still voice.
Below are the voices of Cistercian Abbey in the Vienna Woods.
“This Cistercian Abbey was founded in 1133 by Saint Leopold III as a house of prayer to thank and praise God and to intercede for the sake of the world. The spiritual and cultural life of this house has continued without any interruption or destruction. We Cistercians live in the rhythm of “ora et labora – pray and work”. The monastery seems surprisingly young at heart. Of the 83 brothers who live here, most are well under 50 years old. And more than a few of them found their way to the monastery via the internet. The brothers use social media to reach as many people as possible and introduce them to their heritage and their philosophy, which is to appreciate the qualities of the age and yet to live unchanged according to Abbey’s traditional religious principles and monastic rules. The Cistercian order demands discipline, work and obedience. Severity is their standard…”
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