At the altar, one exhibits faith and love of God; in the cleansing of one’s conscience, care of oneself… (St. Norbert).
“Since we are continuously tempted to separate ourselves from God and our sisters, the
common life demands from us an ongoing conversion to God and to our sisters” (Constitutions of the Canonesses Regular of Prémontré, 43). The daily chapter of faults was especially recommended by our holy father St. Norbert as the place where pardon is sought and given, and penance is exercised for the building up of the common life in charity. Daily chapter includes the reading of the Martyrology (the official list of the saints and blesseds the Church commemorates that day); the reading of the necrology; and a reading of a portion of the Rule of our Father St. Augustine, followed by a spiritual exhortation by our Mother Prioress.
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