Mar 1 – Apostolic Abstinence
To mark the beginning of Lent we suspended our reading of Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom in order to read a sermon by Blessed John Henry Newman titled “Apostolic Abstinence A Pattern for Christians.”
from Rule of St. Benedict : Chapter 38. The Reader for the Week
Reading will always accompany the meals of the brothers.
Newman, John Henry. Parochial and Plain Sermons. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997.
Asgedom, Mawi. Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 2002.