Morning Prayer 9.28.15, Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton & Margery Kempe, English Medieval Mystics

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For the present form of this world is passing away.

Richard Rolle left his studies at Oxford at age 18 to take up the ascetic life as a hermit, out of which grew a ministry of prayer, writing and spiritual direction. He described three kinds of mystical experiences he had had: a physical warmth in his body; an awareness of God’s great sweetness; and a heavenly music that he heard as he chanted the psalms. (St. John’s College, Cambridge) Richard Rolle left his studies at Oxford at age 18 to take up the ascetic life as a hermit, out of which grew a ministry of prayer, writing and spiritual direction. He described three kinds of mystical experiences he had had: a physical warmth in his body; an awareness of God’s great sweetness; and a heavenly music that he heard as he chanted the psalms. (St. John’s College, Cambridge)

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1

INVITATORY AND PSALTER

Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and…

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