RORATE CÆLI: Fontgombault Sermon for the Feast of Saint Benedict in Summer: “We should take note of our social regression: God has been eliminated from the States and societies.”

Sermon of the Right Reverend Dom Jean Pateau Abbot of Our Lady of Fontgombault Fontgombault, July 11, 2021 Gaudeamus. Let us rejoice. Dear Brothers and Sisters, My dearly beloved Sons, On this Sunday, from the very first word of the introit, the Church invites us to rejoice. Is that so astonishing? Sunday is quintessentially a day of joy. After a week of work, man is invited by God Himself to rest. Such is the commandment, or more exactly the word, a word of love, which God addressed on Mount Sinai to the people He had just brought out of Egypt: “Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works. But on the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: thou  shalt do no work on it, thou nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy beast, nor the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them, and rested on the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.” (Ex 20:9-11)

RORATE CÆLI: Fontgombault Sermon for the Feast of Saint Benedict in Summer: “We should take note of our social regression: God has been eliminated from the States and societies.”

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