Abbot Elias Chapter Talks

Abbot Elias Talks

Abbot Elias kindly shares with LCG his Chapter Talks.  He would appreciate these not be further distributed or reproduced.

October 18, 2020 RB 39 and 40 on the Proper Amount of Food and Drink

September 27, 2020 John of Ford on Living through Difficult Times

September 20, 2020 RB 36 on the Infirm (II)

September 13, 2020 RB 36 on the Infirm (I)

September 6, 2020 RB 35 on Mutual Service (II)

August 30, 2020 RB 35 on Mutual Service (I)

August 16, 2020 Br Alberic Begins his Novitiate

Augustt 9, 2020 RB 34: Distribution of Goods According to Need

August 2, 2020 (Fr. Michael Casagram) Prayer as the Path of Knowing our Deepest Selves

July 26, 2020 RB 33 On Whether Monks Should Have Anything of Their Own

July 19, 2020 RB 32- The Tools and Goods of the Monastery

July 4, 2020 RB 31 on the Cellarer (part 3)

June 28, 2020 On the Cellarer of the Monastery (part 2)

June 21, 2020 On the Cellarer of the Monastery

Corpus Christi Emmaus Commentary June 14, 2020

Trinity Sunday June 7, 2020

May 31, 2020 Pentecost

May 24, 2020 St Bernard on the Ascension

May 17, 2020 Because I live, you will live also

May 10, 2020 I Go To Prepare a Place For You

May 3, 2020 The Hidden Life According to Bl. Christian de Chergé

April 26, 2020 The Lamb of God

April 19, 2020 Fr Raphael Begins His Novitiate

April 5, 2020 Entering Holy Week

March 22, 2020 Leo the Great on Lent (II)

March 15, 2020 Leo the Great on Lent (I)

February 26, 2020 RB 24-26 Excommunication and Serious Faults

February 9, 2020 RB 23- The Beginning of the Disciplinary Code

January 26, 2020 – Founders Day

December 15, 2019 Aelred of Rievaulx on Advent

December 1, 2019 Aelred of Rievaulx on Advent (I)

November 10, 2019, RB 22 on Sleep

November 3, 2019 – RB 21 and Generativity

October 27, 2019, Polarized or Peaceful?

October 6, 2019 Simple Profession of Br Lazarus Graziadei

September 15, 2019 _RB 20 on Reverence at Prayer

September 8, 2019 – RB 19 on the Discipline of Psalmody

August 11, 2019 The Order of Psalmody

August 4, 2019 RB 15-16 on the Divine Office (cont)

July 28, 2019 RB 12-13 on Lauds

July 14, 2019 RB 9-11 on the Night Office

July 7, 2019 RB 8 on the Night Office

June 1, 2019 – Ascension – Descents and Ascents

March 24, 2019 Lent and the Acceptable Time

March 10, 2019 – Lenten Reading

February 10, 2019 _ RB 7 on Humility- Step 12 and Epilogue

February 4, 2019 – Humility

January 9, 2019 The Transformative Power of Community Life  

December 16, 2018 Advent-III-Christian-de-Chergé.pdf

December 9, 2018 Advent II- Br. Christophe of Atlas

November 18, 2018.  RB 7: Steps 7 and 8 of Humility.

November 4, 2018. Rule of Benedict 7: Steps 5 and 6 of Humility

October 7, 2018: RB 7 The Fourth Step of Humility

September 22, 2018: RB 7 on Humility: Steps 2 and 3

September 9, 2018 RB7 on Humility (3)

September 2, 2018: RB 7: On Humility (2)

August 26, 2018. RB 7: Humility (introduction)

August 5, 2018: Simple Profession of Brs. Abel and Joseph

July 22, 2018: Rule of Benedict Chapter 5: On Obedience (3)

July 15, 2018: Rule of Benedict Chapter 5: On Obedience (2)

July 1, 2018 Rule of Benedict Chapter 5 On obedience (1)

June 24, 2018: Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist

May 13, 2018: The Ascension and The Eucharist 

May 6, 2018: RB4 The Instruments of Good Works (10)

April 22, 2018, RB4: The Instruments of Good Works (9)

April 8, 2018: RB4 The Instruments of Good Works 8

March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday

March 4, 2018 RB 4 The Instruments of Good Works 7

February 25, 2018 RB 4 The Instruments of Good Works 6

February 18, 2018, Happy Those who Morn

Epiphany 2018

December 31, 2017 Gratitude

Chapter Talk November 19, 2017 RB Ch4: Instruments of Good Works (5)

October 22, 2017, RB Ch4–Good Works (4)

Rule of Benedict Ch. 4: Instruments of Good Works (3)

October 8, 2017, Rule Ch.4: Good Works (2)

October 1, 2017, Rule Chapter 4 and Novitiate of Br. Lazarus

September 3, 2017: ch3, Call for Counsel (part 2)

August 27, 2017: Rule Ch.3 Call Brothers for Counsel–Introduction

August 20, 2017: St. Bernard on the Assumption

August 13, 2017: Enclosure and Hospitality

August 6, 2017: RB Ch2 On the Abbot (5)

July 30, 2017: RB Ch2 On the Abbot (4)

July 22, 2017 – RB 2 Abbot

July 9, 2017: RB Ch2 On the Abbot (2)

July 2, 2017: Rule of Benedict ch2: Role of the Abbot–Introduction

Chapter Talk by Fr. Michael –  The Trinity and Our Prayer Life 061117

May 28, 2017: Ascension Some Cistercian Teachings

Fr. Elias Chapter talk 05-22-17 Profession

Fr. Elias – Chapter Talk 04-09-17 — From a Heart of Stone to a Heart of Flesh

Fr. Elias – Chapter Talk 03-12-17 – The Haven of Lent

Fr. Elias – Chapter Talk – Ash Wednesday 3-2-2017

February 19, 2017: RB 1 The Kinds of Monks (II)

Fr. Elias Chapter Talk 012217

Fr. Elias Chapter Talk 120416

ABBOT ELIAS DIETZ 1-22-2017