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October 14, 2014

The Monk's Habit (Part 2)

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Because the symbolism of the Habit is so significant, there are special prayers that accompany each part.

Tunic: "Cloth me O Lord with the man who has been created according to God in Justice and Holiness of Truth"

Cincture: "Gird me O Lord with the cincture of gladness. Cleanse me and purify my heart that the virtues of Continence and Chastity may ever abide with me"

Scapular: "O Lord you said 'my yoke is easy and my burden is light', grant that I may accept it with that I may receive the reward of my labor"

Cowl (hood): "Place O Lord the Helmet of Salvation upon my head that I may overcome the assault of the devil"

Pax et Gaudium

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