The Rule of St Benedict


February 26, 2018

Chapter 72: Respect The Elders, Love The Young

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10), supporting with the greatest patience one another’s weaknesses of body or behavior, ...

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December 11, 2017

Chapter 48: Reading

During the days of Lent, they should be free in the morning to read until the third hour, after which they will work at their assigned tasks until the end of the tenth hour.

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November 13, 2017

Chapter 19: The Discipline of Psalmody

We must always remember, therefore, what the Prophet says: Serve the Lord with fear (Ps 2:11), ...

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October 7, 2017

Chapter 58: Promise

RB 58:17 –  When she is to be received, she comes before the whole community in the oratory and promises stability, fidelity to monastic life, and obedience. The Rule of St. Benedict Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll

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July 15, 2017

Prologue: The voice of the Lord

RB Prologue 19, 20 –  19 What is more delightful than this voice of the Lord calling to us? 20 See how the Lord in his love shows us the way of life. The Rule of St. Benedict Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll

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June 28, 2017

Chapter 58: Procedure for Receiving Sisters

RB 58:7-8 –  7 The concern must be whether the novice truly seeks God and whether she shows eagerness for the Work of God, for obedience and for trials. 8 The novice should be clearly told all the hardships and difficulties that will lead her to God. The Rule of St. Benedict Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll

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March 27, 2017

Prologue: Pray for Perfection

RB Prologue 4 –  First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection. The Rule of St. Benedict Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll

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March 11, 2017

Chapter 20: Petitions Before God

RB 20:1-2 –  1 Whenever we want to ask some favour of a powerful man we do it humbly and respectfully, for fear of presumption. 2 How much more important, then, to lay our petitions before the Lord God of all things with the utmost humility and sincere devotion. The Rule of St. Benedict Artwork: Phyllis […]

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March 4, 2017

Prologue: Moderation In All Things

RB Prologue 45, 46 –  45 Therefore we intend to establish a school for the Lord's service. 46 In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome. The Rule of St. Benedict Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll

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October 8, 2016

Prologue: Listen

RB Prologue 1 –  Listen carefully to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart. The Rule of St. Benedict Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll

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