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Posted on Sep 5, 2016 | 1 comment

Photo: Ora et Labora

Photo: Ora et Labora

According to the blog Tattoosday, where this photo was originally posted, the owner of this tattoo had it inked when he was in his early 70s.

According to the blog Tattoosday, where this photo was originally posted, the owner of this tattoo had it inked when he was in his early 70s.

Happy Labor Day! “Ora et labora” — “pray and work” — is the motto of the Benedictines and pops up when it’s least expected. This time it popped up on “Tattoosday,” a weekly blog about tattoos. The blogger snapped the photo of an elderly man’s wrists at a wedding reception, where a guest asserted that it was an accurate motto: “I will tell you that he does is work and pray … or tell us to work and pray … it really is quite a theme with him.” And a good motto for us all!

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this article on “pray and work.”

    Of additional interest to Catholic Beat readers is the free download from the Knights of Columbus, “St. Benedict for Busy Parents.” Readers will note on page 15 that “Study” is added to “Prayer and Work.”

    http://www.kofc.org/en/resources/cis/cis327.pdf

    Study is essential for Catholics to determine real facts instead of reading ONLY headlines and accepting them (and the source) at face value. For example, the Catholic League, on a regular basis confronts the news media on falsehoods.