Chapter 48: The Daily Manual Labour

March 19, 2016 | The Rule of St Benedict

Daily Manual Labour

RB 48:1, 8-9 – 1 Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the sisters should have specified periods for manual labour as well as for prayerful reading.

8 When they live by the labour of their hands, as our fathers and the apostles did, then they are really monks/nuns.  9 Yet, all things are to be done with moderation on account of the fainthearted.

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