The Prayer of Jesus

The Prayer of Jesus

Br. William shares on the Prayer of Jesus: "Jesus prayed with His disciples and all those followers around Him, as often as it is possible to be away from the crowd and in solitude. The prayer of Jesus in John’s gospel chapter 17, which is also part of the farewell discourses, is often known as “Jesus’ Priestly prayer."  Personally, I am always deeply touched by this chapter which has Jesus praying to the Father for his followers and for all humanity. It begins with “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that you son may glorify you.” Jesus revealed the Father to those entrusted to Him from the Father, and because these belong to the Father, Jesus prayed for them. Now Jesus mentioned that He is going back to the Father and He is leaving all these behind and asked the Father to keep them. This is really the touching part as He no longer could protect them, and He knows the world and the forces of evil hated the followers.

So Jesus make His last discourse and Will.

It is like a Big brother praying to the Father, pleading that His siblings be taken care of because He was responsible for them while He was in the world and now He wished that they may be with Him and see the glory that the Father gave to Him."

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Prayer

Cistercian monastic life gives primary place of chanting the Opus Dei or Divine Office in community as well as personal time spent in sacred reading which fulfill the monk's sacred duty of seeking God.

Hospitality

Cistercian monastic life allows rooms for guests because all guests are to be received as Christ.  We never know if we have entertained angels.

Life in Common

Cistercian monastic life is communal:  We share all things in common as did the early Christian community so as to live in greater charity and union with Christ.