Listen to the customary reading from the beginning to the end of the meal without commotion or arguments. Food is not for the mouth alone; your ears also should hunger for the Word of God (Holy Rule III.2).
Nourished by the spiritual food of the Holy Eucharist during Holy Mass, we nourish our bodies with food for the body in our refectory (dining room). And, as we are nourished by the Word of God during Holy Mass, so we receive spiritual nourishment in the table readings which accompany our meals.
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