De Vogue, Adalbert: To Desire Eternal Life
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"œArriving at the end of my course, after more than fifty years of presence in the monastery, an instinct pushes me to share my great hope of eternal life, as I have shared recently my small experience of fasting."� In this meditation of the phrase "œto desire eternal life"� from the Rule of St. Benedict, Adalbert de Vogue shares what hope has been for him before entering the monastery and after. Then he surveys Holy Scripture as a simple hearer of the Word (lectio divina) and finally he listens once more to some beloved phrases of the ancient monks before and after St. Benedict. "œTo desire eternal life"� should challenge each Christian today as it challenged Fr. Adalbert de Vogue. He who gives himself to Christ will not die but will live forever, because He is eternal life.