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The Rule of St Benedict in English

Author : Saint Benedict (Abbot of Monte Cassino.)
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Thomas Moore, the best-selling author of The Care of the Soul, furnishes the introduction to this classic collection of rules for monastic living, including the sixth-century monk's injunctions to follow a path of obedience, humility, and contemplation. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Rule of Saint Benedict

Author : Saint Benedict (Abbot of Monte Cassino.)
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Fifteen centuries after it was written, the Rule of St. Benedict still provides a deep and practical spirituality that helps lay people cope with everyday problems and challenges.

St Benedict s Toolbox

Author : Jane Tomaine
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A practical guide to Benedictine spirituality in daily life.

The Rule of Benedict

Author : Saint Benedict (Abbot of Monte Cassino.)
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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. Based on the key precepts of humility, obedience and love, its aim is to create a harmonious and efficient religious community in which individuals can make progress in the Christian virtues and gain eternal life. Here, Benedict sets out ideal monastery routines and regulations, from the qualities of a good abbot, the twelve steps to humility and the value of silence to such every day matters as kitchen duties, care of the sick and the suitable punishment for lateness at mealtimes. Benedict�s legacy is still strong � his Rule remains a source of inspiration and a key work in the history of the Christian church.

The Rule of Saint Benedict

Author : Bruce L Venarde
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One of the most influential texts in the Middle Ages, The Rule of Saint Benedict offers guidance about both the spiritual and organizational dimensions, from the loftiest to the lowliest, of monastic life. This new Latin-English edition has features of interest for first-time readers of the Rule as well as for scholars of medieval history and language. The Latin text is a transcription of manuscript 914 of the Abbey of St. Gall (Switzerland), an early ninth-century copy regarded as the version that most closely reproduces Benedict's style. The saintâe(tm)s idiom was informal, sometimes conversational, and heavily influenced by the spoken Latin of the sixth century CE. In the Rule his voice and thought processes come through in all their strength and humanity. Readers will find background to the monastic life in the notes. This volume also includes texts and translations of two letters that explain the origins of the St. Gall version as well as an index to all the translated materials.

St Benedict s Rule for Business Success

Author : Quentin R. Skrabec
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St. Benedict's Rule is one of a handful of documents, such as the Magna Carta and U.S. Constitution, that make up the foundation of Western civilization. Benedict's Rule is an organizational blueprint for success and Benedict's original organization is the oldest in the world (over 1500 years). The beauty of The Rule is its organizational genius, which has wide application beyond monastic groups.The Rule is a basic textbook to create and maintain effective organizations. It offers today's reader insights into some of the most difficult resource management in business. The Rule is a guide to success for entrepreneurs, managers, and everyone in the world of business. St. Benedict's Rule for Business Success is must reading for entrepreneurs, managers, and business. Furthermore, it is great for anyone wanting to develop effective organizations, from church groups to Girl Scouts.

Seeking God

Author : Esther De Waal
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ten chapters dealing with the principal values of st. benedicts rule.the author has widely read many of the well known benedictine scholars and sources and has succeeded in picking out the essentials in every subject discussed.

Benedict s Dharma

Author : Patrick Henry
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Saint Benedict's Rule—a set of guidelines that has governed Christian monastic life since the sixth century—continues to fascinate laypeople and monastics alike. Buddhist monks and nuns have been intrigued by Benedict's insights into human nature and by the similarities between Christian and Buddhist traditions. Now, through personal anecdotes and thoughtful comparison, four prominent Buddhist scholars—including Joseph Goldstein and Yifa—reveal how the wisdom of each tradition can revitalize the other. Benedict's Dharma is a lively and compelling dialogue which will appeal not only to Buddhists and Christians, but to anyone interested in rediscovering the value of an ancient discipline in the modern world. Edited by Patrick Henry, with a new translation of the Rule of Saint Benedict by Patrick Barry, OSB.

St Benedict s Rule for Business Success

Author : Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.
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St Benedict's Rule is one of a handful of documents, such as the Magna Carta and US Constitution, that make up the foundation of Western civilisation. The Rule is a basic textbook showing how to create and maintain effective organisations. It offers reader insights into some of the most difficult resource management issues in business.

St Benedict s Toolbox

Author : Jane Tomaine
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Revised anniversary edition: When St. Benedict formed his first small community of monks at Monte Cassino on the hilltop, Italy--and much of Europe--was ravaged by war. The Roman Empire was breaking apart, and politics, cultural life, and even the Church, were all in disarray. In the midst of these tumultuous times, Benedict offered his followers a “little rule,” a guide about the size of a checkbook, that showed his monks the way to peace as they learned to prefer Christ above all things. Though it was written nearly 1500 years ago, the Rule of Benedict still offers the practical tools for living a Christ-centered today. Here in St. Benedict’s Toolbox, readers will find a primer on how to use these tools in their own tumultuous lives. Each chapter examines one aspect of the Rule, from ways of praying to ways of embracing humility, and offers suggestions for prayer, reflection, journaling, and action. As they learn to use Benedict’s tools, readers will discover the power--and the timeliness--of this ancient way of life.

A Life giving Way

Author : Esther De Waal
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De Waal's commentary brings the 6th century "Rule of Benedict" into my 21st century life and home, revealing how relevantly Benedict's wisdom speaks to our modern age. Another recently published book, a modern commentary on the Rule, written for parents, is titled THE FAMILY CLOISTER: BENEDICTINE WISDOM FOR THE HOME, by David Robinson (New York, NY: Crossroad, 2000).

Benedict s Disciples

Author : David Hugh Farmer
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A fascinating presentation of the great monastic figures, monks and nuns, who have contributed so much to British history, written by a range of the foremost Benedictine scholars of out time. Spanning the period from the sixth century to the twentieth, these lives show the followers of the Rule of St Benedict to have been one of the most important influences in the making of Europe. Edited by the noted scholar and mediaevalist Hugh David Farmer.

The Benedictine Tradition

Author : Laura Swan
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When St. Benedict wrote his ?little rule for beginners? in the fifth century, he could not have known it would shape the lives of religious men and women for more than fifteen hundred years. Offering instruction on prayer and community life, Benedict?s Rule espouses the values of humility, prayer, and hospitality that have marked the lives of Benedictines throughout the ages. Benedictines are those persons who commit themselves to the Rule of Benedict, and have been popes and widows, scholars and mystics and lay people from many religious traditions, including Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists, and Lutherans. They have lived in monasteries and ashrams, in busy urban centers, and in desert hermitages. Dedicated to God and the practices of the Liturgy of the Hours and monastic life, Benedictines have made significant contributions to chant, theology, and the preservation of spiritual works of literature and scholarship. Represented here is the work of major Benedictine figures throughout the ages, beginning with Pope Gregory?s account of the life of Benedict and arriving at recent statements by the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses on conflict in the world. Along with the Rule, the writing of these Benedictines remains as relevant today as in any age. ?Swan and Zagano?s book is a useful starting point for anyone seeking to explore the Benedictine tradition through selected primary texts with biographical introductions. It is accessible to readers of all backgrounds, and will urge them to launch out into other depths of discovery, where they will come to know more fully the author?s claim that ?Benedictine spirituality is enjoying a renaissance.?? S. Ephrem Hollermann, OSB Associate Professor of Theology College of Saint Benedict/Saint John?s University?Sr. Laura Swan?s The Benedictine Tradition is a lovely resource of Benedictine riches for anyone who desires to go more deeply into the nature of the Benedictine life of the spirit. From a 1500-year tradition, she has lovingly selected fourteen figures or groups, each representing a significant quality of Benedictine life. Each chapter begins with a quotation from Benedict?s Rule giving a clue to the quality for which this Benedictine is chosen. A very useful and helpful introduction to teach figure follows, along with some lovely selections from each one?s writings. I found myself slowing down as I read, to be nourished at leisure by the profound words of these persons committed to the Benedictine way. Sr. Laura closes with a chapter quoting from Benedictine prioresses as they reflect in writing on the monastic tradition in light of the demands of contemporary society. Those reflections offer a mirror for the whole of Sr. Laura?s book, which serves as a meditiation on how to be ?in but not of the world,? as a witness and sign of the love of Christ.? Norvene Vest Spiritual Director and Author ?Laura Swan?s eminently useful and enjoyable anthology fills an important gap in contemporary sources for the study of Benedictine spirituality. It stimulates a taste for the multiple, rich expressions of that fifteen century tradition and could well be a handbook for further study. This small volume includes a succinct historical overview of the tradition along with short biographies of some major teachers and writers as context for what can necessarily be only a few well-chosen, brief but substantial and often inspiring, selections from original text. I recommend it for college students, those beginning or renewing their monastic life, Benedictine oblates, and anyone looking for a sure guide to the basic but varied contour of Benedictine history and spirituality.? Katherine Howard, O.S.B. St. Benedict?s Monastery St. Joseph, Minnesota ?In her new book The Benedictine Tradition, Laura Swan has gathered together a very useful collection of readings. Since these selections are gleaned from her own practice of lectio divina, they will prove fruitful for the lectio of others. She has not contented herself with the usual well-known authors, but has ranged far and wide for her anthology. So we hear not only from Pope Gregory, but also from Raissa Maritain; not only from Venerable Bede, but also from Bede Griffiths. Finally , Sister Laura gives us more than little snippets; she gives us substantial excerpts for our spiritual nourishment.? Terrence Kardong, O.S.B. Assumption Abbey Richardton, North Dakota

Truthful Living

Author : Michael Casey
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Today many have come to find in the Rule of St Benedict an inspiring guide for spiritual development. In this they share the vision of countless monks and nuns who have, for centuries, found in the Rule a timeless wisdom on which to base their daily lives. Michael Casey invites us to join with him in reflecting on St Benedict's teaching on humility (Chapter Seven of the Rule). Readable and fresh, primarily pastoral in its approach, this book presents not popular psychology, but full engagement with the hardest sayings of a great spiritual master. Here is a book for anyone who hungers for the truth that sets a person free. Michael Casey is a monk of Tarrawarra Abbey in Victoria, Australia. He is well known as a retreat master and lecturer on monastic spirituality.

The Life of Saint Benedict

Author : Pope Gregory I
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In his classic Second Book of Dialogues, Pope Gregory the Great lionizes Saint Benedict as hero and casts him predominantly in the role of miracle worker. Yet in his Rule, Benedict comes across more as a practical community organizer and premier spiritual father. In this volume, Terrence Kardong offers a fresh take on Gregory the Great's classic. He alternates between translated sections of the Diablo's and his own commentary. Crisp and direct, and infused with his wry and ever-present sense of humor, Kardong's writings sure to build up the spiritual life of readers and, equally important, to make them love St. Benedict. .

Perspectives on the Rule of St Benedict

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"A commentary on parts of the Rule of St. Benedict (prologue and chapters 53, 58, 72, and 73)"--Provided by publisher.

Lessons from Saint Benedict

Author : Donald S. Raila
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Part of a collection written over twenty years, Lessons from Saint Benedict contains 26 letters written by Donald Raila, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Using the 1500 year old Rule of Benedict and Benedictine spirituality as his foundation, Father Donald offers words of spiritual encouragement and guidance for persevering through the journey of daily life. With the Gospel and Rule of Benedict as guides, Raila says, we can learn to see God's graces in every dimension of our lives, even the most seemingly mundane. Father Donald provides both serious and light-hearted examples from his own life to demonstrate how we can renew and strengthen our spirituality through the daily grind, and perhaps even find joy in the process.

Rule of St Benedict A Commentary

Author : Paul Delatte
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This classic commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict is organized as follows: Introduction Prologue I. Of the Various Kinds of Monks II. What Kind of Man the Abbot Ought to Be III. Of Calling the Brethren to Council IV. What Are the Instruments of Good Works V. Of Obedience VI. The Spirit of Silence VII. Of Humility VIII. Of the Divine Office at Night IX. How Many Psalms Are to Be Said at the Night Hours X. How the Night Office Is to Be Said in Summer XI. How the Night Office Is to Be Said on Sundays XII. How the Office of Lauds Is to Be Said XIII. How Lauds Are to Be Said on Weekdays. XIV. How the Night Office Is to Be Said on Saints’-Days XV. At What Times of the Year “Alleluia” Is to Be Said XVI. How the Work of God Is to Be Done in the Day-Time XVII. How Many Psalms Are to Be Said at These Hours (Of the Day) XVIII. In What Order the Psalms Are to Be Said. XIX. How to Say the Divine Office XX. Of Reverence at Prater XXI. Of the Deans of the Monastery XXII. How the Monks Are to Sleep XXIII. Of Excommunication for Faults XXIV. What the Measure of Excommunication Should Be XXV. Of Graver Faults XXVI. Of Those Who, Without Leave of the Abbot, Consort With the Excommunicate XXVII. How Careful the Abbot Should Be of the Excommunicate XXVIII. Of Those Who, Being Often Corrected, Do Not Amend XXIX. Whether the Brethren Who Leave the Monastery Are to Be Received Again XXX. How Young Boys Are to Be Corrected XXXI. Of the Cellarer of the Monastery XXXII. Of the Tools and Property of the Monastery XXXIII. Whether Monks Ought to Have Antthing of Their Own XXXIV. Whether All Ought to Receive Necessary Things Alike XXXV. Of the Weekly Servers in the Kitchen XXXVI. Of the Sick Brethren XXXVII. Of Old Men and Children XXXVIII. The Weekly Reader XXXIX. Of the Measure of Food XL. Of the Measure of Drink XLI. At What Hours the Brethren Are to Take Their Meals XLII. That No One May Speak After Compline XLIII. Of Those Who Come Late to the Work of God, or to Table XLIV. Of Those Who Are Excommunicated, How They Are to Make Satisfaction XLV. Of Those Who Make Mistakes in the Oratory XLVI. Of Those Who Offend in Any Other Matters XLVII. Of Signifying the Hour for the Work of God XLVIII. Of the Daily Manual Labour XLIX. Of the Observance of Lent L. Of Brethren Who Are Working at a Distance From the Oratory or Are on a Journey LI. Of Brethren Who Do Not Go Far Away LII. Of the Oratort of the Monastery LIII. Of the Reception of Guests LIV. Whether a Monk Ought to Receive Letters or Tokens LV. Of the Clothes and Shoes of the Brethren LVI. Of the Abbots Table LVII. Of the Artificers of the Monastery LVIII. Of the Discipline of Receiving Brethren Into Religion LIX. Of the Sons of Nobles or the Poor That Are Offered LX. Of Priests Who May Wish to Dwell in the Monastery LXI. Of Pilgrim Monks, How They Are to Be Received LXII. Of the Priests of the Monastery LXIII. Of the Order of the Community LXIV. Of the Appointment of the Abbot LXV. Of the Prior of the Monastery LXVI. Of the Porter of the Monastery LXVII. Of Brethren Who Are Sent on a Journey LXVIII. If a Brother Be Commanded to Do Impossibilities LXIX. That Monks Presume Not to Defend One Another LXX. That No One Presume Rashly to Strike or Excommunicate Another LXXI. That the Brethren Be Obedient One to the Other LXXII. Of the Good Zeal Which Monks Ought to Have LXXIII. That the Whole Observance of Justice Is Not Set Down in This Rule

Saint Benedict s Wisdom

Author : Luigi Gioia
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Monastic spirituality has much to offer Christians who live far beyond monastery walls. In Saint Benedict's Wisdom Luigi Gioia, OSB, demonstrates that monastic spirituality is a gift for the whole Church. Because monastic vows are fundamentally a deep dive into one's baptismal commitments, monastic experience speaks to all the faithful who wish to do the same within different lifestyles. As an expression of divine wisdom, monasticism offers a way of deeply integrating spirituality with the rest of life, teaching us to seek holiness, not only in prayer, but also through work, sharing of food, sleep, and life in community. Written by one of the most insightful commentators on monastic life today, Saint Benedict's Wisdom shines the light of monasticism on many aspects of contemporary Christian living, including evangelization, leadership, suffering, authentic chastity, the experience of God, reform of structures, and the practice of theology. It will appeal to anyone seeking to live a more authentic Christian life in addition to vowed monastics, monastic oblates, and associates. Luigi Gioia, OSB, is a research associate at the Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry at Cambridge University and a professor of systematic theology at the Pontifical University of Sant'Anselmo in Rome. In great demand as a retreat leader all over the world, he is the author several books, including Say It to God: In Search of Prayer (the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2018) and Touched by God: The Way to Contemplative Prayer.

The Wisdom of St Benedict

Author : Luigi Gioia
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Luigi Gioia is one of the most insightful commentators on monastic and priestly life today. In The Wisdom of St Benedict he shines the light of monastic spirituality on many aspects of the contemporary Church, including: • Vocation • Christian action • Mission • Leadership and Reform • Prayer and Simplicity • Trials and Suffering • The Experience of God • Listening • The Practice of Theology Practical, wise and informed both by lived experience and a truly impressive breadth and depth of knowledge, he concludes with a refreshing vision of a renewed spirituality for today’s Church.