Labor Day Mindfulness: Ora et labora

The spirit of the Rule of Benedict can be summed up in the simple motto, “Ora et Labora” – pray and work. Benedict viewed prayer and work as partners, and believed in combining contemplation with action. Work is an integral part of all human life.

As we celebrate Labor Day let us be thankful for the gift and opportunity of work; let us be mindful of those who long for just employment; let us support those unable to find work.

May God bless the work that we do for the good of all.