Community on retreat 22-30 July. Services open; shop closed.

The ninth degree of humility…

The ninth degree of humility is that a monk restrain his tongue and keep silence, not speaking until he is questioned. For Scripture showeth that in much talking thou canst not avoid sin;1 and that the talkative man shall not prosper on the earth.2

1Prov x, 19
2Ps cxxxix, 12