Rule of st benedict pdf
Study the Holy Rule of St. Benedict - Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the DesertThis ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. If you are not located in the United States, you'll have to check the laws of the country where you are located before using this ebook. Title: St. Translated from the Latin by Leonard J. This translation of the Holy Rule of St.
Seeking God, Seeking Life: The Way of St Benedict - Esther de Waal speaks at St Paul's Forum
Study the Holy Rule of St. Benedict
AD — for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot. The spirit of Saint Benedict's Rule is summed up in the motto of the Benedictine Confederation : pax "peace" and the traditional ora et labora "pray and work". Compared to other precepts, the Rule provides a moderate path between individual zeal and formulaic institutionalism; because of this middle ground it has been widely popular. Benedict's concerns were the needs of monks in a community environment: namely, to establish due order, to foster an understanding of the relational nature of human beings, and to provide a spiritual father to support and strengthen the individual's ascetic effort and the spiritual growth that is required for the fulfillment of the human vocation, theosis. Benedict is sometimes regarded as the founder of Western monasticism due to reform that his rules had on the current Catholic hierarchy.
Reflections on the Rule of St Benedict: Introduction please scroll down for daily reflections We wanted the Rule of St Benedict RB to pulse through the website as it does through our life, hence the decision that the daily portion of the Rule, read in most Benedictine monasteries and by many individuals, should feature on the Home Page. To accompany the extracts of the Rule we hope to post regular reflections, from members of the Stanbrook Community and Stanbrook Oblates. These do not aim to be scholarly commentaries of which there are many excellent editions available. Rather, the reflections allow us to re-visit the Rule, to try to listen to its familiar voice anew, and to share thoughts via this forum. Your comments are welcome via secretary stanbrookabbey. Click here for pdf of whole Rule: RB From Oct.