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The rule of St Benedict

Benedict Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.

The rule of St Benedict

in Latin and English

by Benedict Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.

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Published by Burns & Oates in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited and translated by Abbot Justin McCann.
SeriesOrchard books series
ContributionsMcCann, Justin.
The Physical Object
Pagination214p.,ill.,21cm
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16783544M

The Benedictine Rule is strict—its main theme being absolute obedience to the Abbot. Therefore let two cooked dishes suffice for all the brothers: and, if it is possible to obtain apples or growing vegetables, a third may be added. He took his old nurse with him as a servant and they settled down to live in Enfide. Benedict has sections on the discipline of monks, which help us to reconsider the need for loving discipline in the home. For in cold regions more is required; but in warm, less.

He took his old nurse with him as a servant and they settled down to live in Enfide. In recent years discussions have occasionally been held[ by whom? If, indeed, he would find fault within anything, or expose it, reasonably, and with the humility of charity, the Abbot shall discuss it prudently lest perchance God has sent for this very thing. He considers his responsibilities and authority as from God, and is therefore humbled and bears the authority with great awe — never lording it over others, but treating each one of his charges with tenderness and total attention.

If it can be done, they shall all sleep in one place. If he does not go, let two stout monks, in the name of God, explain the matter to him. One should be aware that speech is a present from God and should only be used when necessary. Because of this, almost all the Rule is applicable to communities of women under the authority of an abbess. There is a lesson here for every teacher, team captain and tower captain — listen carefully to those that you lead, look to their strengths and demand of them the best that they can manage, but not more than they are able to offer.


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Excerpted from Migne, Patrologia Latina, Vol. It may be controversial to say so, but the relationship between father and child is also crucial to our relationship with God.

This is very important because children need to know that their fathers are not only fallible, but able to recognize their own frailty and ask forgiveness for their failings. This is also evident within the book. It was, therefore, not only a spiritual but also a safety issue to exclude oneself from the rest of the world.

There is a longing in all of our hearts for strong, loving and spiritual father figures. He expected them to work hard, read hard and pray hard. However, on account of the faint—hearted let all things be done with moderation.

These services could be very long, sometimes lasting till dawn, but usually consisted of a chant, three antiphons, three psalms, and three lessons, along with celebrations of any local saints' days.

Benedict to family life in his book, "Listen My Son: St.

Benedictine Nuns of Holy Trinity Monastery, Herefordshire

One of the main messages is to listen and to pay attention as to what is being asked of us, but not only the monks have to listen. He considers his responsibilities and authority as from God, and is therefore humbled and bears the authority with great awe — never lording it over others, but treating each one of his charges with tenderness and total attention.

If — God forbid — such a monk is found, let him be punished on the first and second occasions. Boniface Verheyen, OSB. With this vow he binds himself for life to the monastery of his profession.

Update this section! The third part of the book is the longest one, as it regulates the everyday life of the monks. We are pleased to offer the texts of the Rule itself, accompanied by the commentary on those by Father Abbot Philip.

Already in the text there is a wide discretionary power given to the superior. Therefore it is with some hesitation that the amount of daily sustenance for others is fixed by us.

Why does Benedict intend it to be this way? Edited and prepared for the web by Dan Graves. Romanus had discussed with Benedict the purpose which had brought him to Subiaco, and had given him the monk's habit. He does not seem to have left Rome for the purpose of becoming a hermitbut only to find some place away from the life of the great city.

The second aspect is the historical background. It has been a guidebook on the path of Christian discipleship but also helpful to all people desiring to live a good life, one that contributes to our global community.

When a guest is announced, let him be met with all charity. If we ought sometimes to refrain from useful speech for the sake of silence, how much more should we to abstain from evil words because of the punishment due to sin? From this time his miracles seem to have become frequent, and many people, attracted by his sanctity and character, came to Subiaco to be under his guidance.

Sometimes they will have wisdom not found in the more experienced.About The Rule of St Benedict. The inspirational work that has been guiding Benedictine monks for fifteen centuries Founder of a monastery at Monte Cassino, between Rome and Naples, in the sixth century, St Benedict intended his Rule to be a practical guide to Christian monastic life.

The Rule Of Saint Benedict PDF. The Rule of St. Benedict has for centuries been the guide of religious communities. St. Benedict's rules of The Rule of St.

Benedict is a fairly short book, usually printed in fewer than pages, with its 73 chapters of a few paragraphs in length at most. Here the entirety of the Rule is contained in Saint Benedict Press, since its founding inhas published Catholic Bibles, parish programs, literature and prayer books reflective of a traditional Catholic worldview.

We are the only publisher of all three major English translations of the Catholic Bible: the Douay-Rheims, RSV-CE, and the NABRE. Download The Rule Of St Benedict In English in PDF and EPUB Formats for free.

The Rule Of St Benedict In English Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading. May 01,  · While they presuppose a certain detachment from the world, they provide guidance and inspiration for anyone seeking peace and fulfillment in their home and work communities.

As prepared by the Benedictine monk and priest Timothy Fry, this translation of The Rule of St. Benedict can be a life-transforming book.4/5(K). Feb 06,  · The Right Revd. Rowan Williams was chatting on the radio at the weekend about the Rule of St Benedict.

He has just published a book, The Way of St Benedict, and even ex-archbishops can do with some free publicity. The Rule is a book of principles written in .