St Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

St  Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

A handy, pocket sized edition of St. Benedict's Rule with sections dated so that the Rule may be read three times a year.

Author: Saint Benedict (Abbot of Monte Cassino.)

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 081460644X

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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A handy, pocket sized edition of St. Benedict's Rule with sections dated so that the Rule may be read three times a year.
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St Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

St  Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

More than half the chapters describe how to be obedient and humble, and what to do when a member of the community is not. About one-fourth regulate the work of God (the Opus Dei).

Author: St Benedict of Nursia

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533378282

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Seventy-three short chapters comprise the Rule. Its wisdom is of two kinds: spiritual (how to live a Christocentric life on earth) and administrative (how to run a monastery efficiently). More than half the chapters describe how to be obedient and humble, and what to do when a member of the community is not. About one-fourth regulate the work of God (the Opus Dei). One-tenth outline how, and by whom, the monastery should be managed. Following the golden rule of Ora et Labora - pray and work, the monks each day devoted eight hours to prayer, eight hours to sleep, and eight hours to manual work, sacred reading, or works of charity The early Middle Ages have been called "the Benedictine centuries." In April 2008, Pope Benedict XVI discussed the influence St Benedict had on Western Europe. The pope said that "with his life and work St Benedict exercised a fundamental influence on the development of European civilization and culture" and helped Europe to emerge from the "dark night of history" that followed the fall of the Roman empire. St. Benedict contributed more than anyone else to the rise of monasticism in the West. His Rule was the foundational document for thousands of religious communities in the Middle Ages. To this day, The Rule of St. Benedict is the most common and influential Rule used by monasteries and monks, more than 1,400 years after its writing. Today the Benedictine family is represented by two branches: the Benedictine Federation and the Cistercians. The influence of St Benedict produced "a true spiritual ferment" in Europe, and over the coming decades his followers spread across the continent to establish a new cultural unity based on Christian faith.
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The Rule of Benedict

The Rule of Benedict

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.

Author: St Benedict

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141902951

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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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.
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St Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

St  Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

The Rule of Saint Benedict has been used by Benedictines for 15 centuries, and thus St. Benedict is sometimes regarded as the founder of Western monasticism due to reform that his rules had on the current Catholic hierarchy.

Author: St Benedict

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ISBN: 1795448393

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The Rule of Saint Benedict (Latin: Regula Benedicti) is a book of precepts written by Benedict of Nursia (c. AD 480-550) 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. The Rule of Saint Benedict has been used by Benedictines for 15 centuries, and thus St. Benedict is sometimes regarded as the founder of Western monasticism due to reform that his rules had on the current Catholic hierarchy. There is, however, no evidence to suggest that Benedict intended to found a religious order in the modern sense and it was not until the later Middle Ages that mention was made of an "Order of Saint Benedict". His Rule was written as a guide for individual, autonomous communities, and all Benedictine Houses (and the Congregations in which they have grouped themselves) still remain self-governing. Advantages seen in retaining this unique Benedictine emphasis on autonomy include cultivating models of tightly bonded communities and contemplative lifestyles. Perceived disadvantages comprise geographical isolation from important activities in adjacent communities. Other perceived losses include inefficiency and lack of mobility in the service of others, and insufficient appeal to potential members. These different emphases emerged within the framework of the Rule in the course of history and are to some extent present within the Benedictine Confederation and the Cistercian Orders of the Common and the Strict Observance.
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The Rule of Saint Benedict

The Rule of Saint Benedict

The traditional dates for the thrice-yearly reading of the Rule are included in this edition. Simple, clear text and beautiful cover art enhance the value of this edition.

Author: Saint Benedict (Abbot of Monte Cassino.)

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814627358

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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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 (from Amazon).
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St Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

St  Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

The Rule of Saint Benedict is a book of precepts written by Benedict of Nursia for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot.

Author: Abbot Of Monte Cassino Saint Benedict

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ISBN: 9798594237582

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Page: 164

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The Rule of Saint Benedict is a book of precepts written by Benedict of Nursia for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot.
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The Rule of St Benedict

The Rule of St  Benedict

With a simple and direct style, the book lays out a way of living that is transformative in its simplicity and striking in its power.

Author: St. Benedict

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250246509

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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A timeless source of wisdom for people looking to lead a life of simplicity, purpose, and serenity The Rule of St. Benedict has governed monastic communities for centuries, but it is far more than a standard religious text. The Rule is, above all, a handbook for living a deliberate life—no matter your religious background or beliefs. It teaches the importance of contemplation and silence, of solitude, and the power of community and unity. With lessons focusing on the simple acts of everyday life, like eating and daily work, along with wisdom for the deeply personal and internal facets of living, such as cultivating humility and practicing forgiveness, The Rule of St. Benedict is a profound guide to living a good and meaningful life. An award-winning translator, Philip Freeman’s version of The Rule is beautifully accessible in its language. With a simple and direct style, the book lays out a way of living that is transformative in its simplicity and striking in its power.
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St Benedict s Rule for Monasteries Large Print

St  Benedict s Rule for Monasteries   Large Print

St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries is a book of precepts written by Benedict of Nursia for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot. Sections are dated so that the Rule may be read three times a year.

Author: Bryan A Hunt

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ISBN: 9798700281058

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Page: 148

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St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries is a book of precepts written by Benedict of Nursia for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot. Sections are dated so that the Rule may be read three times a year.
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The Rule of St Benedict

The Rule of St  Benedict

A 6th-century handbook for aspiring monks, this masterpiece of spiritual wisdom endures as the preeminent monastic legislative code. Its concise guidance promotes self-discipline, supported by community worship.

Author: St. Benedict

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486112596

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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A 6th-century handbook for aspiring monks, this masterpiece of spiritual wisdom endures as the preeminent monastic legislative code. Its concise guidance promotes self-discipline, supported by community worship.
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Perspectives on the Rule of St Benedict

Perspectives on the Rule of St  Benedict

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

Author: Aquinata Böckmann

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814630413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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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.
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St Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

St  Benedict s Rule for Monasteries

St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries By Benedict of Nursia

Author: Benedict of Nursia

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1517532078

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St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries By Benedict of Nursia
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The Rule of St Benedict in English

The Rule of St  Benedict in English

For fifteen centuries Benedictine monasticism has been governed by a Rule that is at once strong enough to instill order and yet flexible enough to have relevance fifteen-hundred years later.

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Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814645321

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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For fifteen centuries Benedictine monasticism has been governed by a Rule that is at once strong enough to instill order and yet flexible enough to have relevance fifteen-hundred years later. This pocket-sized, English-only edition is perfect for individual or group study.
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The Rule of Benedict

The Rule of Benedict

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.

Author: Saint Benedict (Abbot of Monte Cassino.)

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140449969

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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St Benedict's inspirational work has been guiding Benedictine monks for fifteen centuries, and the Penguin Classics edition of The Rule of Benedict is translated with an introduction and notes by Carolinne White. 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. Carolinne White's accessible translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing Benedict's teachings, what is known of his life, and the influence and spread of his Rule. Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-543 AD) founded twelve monasteries, the best known of which was his first monastery at Monte Cassino, in Italy. Benedict wrote a set of rules governing his monks, The Rule of Benedict, one of the more influential documents in Western Civilization. Benedict was canonized a saint in 1220. If you enjoyed The Rule of Benedict you might enjoy St Augustine's Confessions, also available in Penguin Classics.
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The Rule of St Benedict

The Rule of St  Benedict

This acclaimed edition of The Rule of St. Benedict is a highly accessible modern translation that conveys the spirit and logic of the original text.

Author: Anthony C. Meisel

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780307768742

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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From the time it was first promulgated in the sixth century, The Rule of St. Benedict has been one of the most influential, enduring documents of Western civilization. Composed for the guidance of his own monks at Monte Cassino, St. Benedict's Rule has become the basis for the rules of practically every Christian monastic community in the West. In it are the guidelines for living the spiritual life -- through work, prayer, study, obedience, community, and moderate asceticism. This acclaimed edition of The Rule of St. Benedict is a highly accessible modern translation that conveys the spirit and logic of the original text. It contains an invaluable in-depth Introduction that explores the development and spread of Christian monasticism; a biographical sketch of St. Benedict; a discussion of the structure and implementation of his Rule; its value and impact on religious orders from the Middle Ages down through history; its tremendous influence on Western culture and civilization; and, finally, various texts of the Rule.
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St Benedict s Rule for Business Success

St  Benedict s Rule for Business Success

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.

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557533938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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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.
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St Benedict s Rule

St  Benedict s Rule

This gender-neutral translation is true to the original text but provides an alternative for individuals and groups who prefer such a version over the masculine language of the original as it was written for St. Benedict’s monks.

Author: Judith Sutera, OSB

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814688199

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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The Rule of St. Benedict forms the foundation for one of the oldest ongoing institutions in all of Western civilization. The Rule not only defines life for men and women in monasteries but has also become central to the spirituality of lay Christians across the globe. This gender-neutral translation is true to the original text but provides an alternative for individuals and groups who prefer such a version over the masculine language of the original as it was written for St. Benedict’s monks.
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The Holy Rule of St Benedict

The Holy Rule of St  Benedict

This work holds the first place among monastic legislative codes, and was by far the most important factor in the organization and spread of monasticism in the West.

Author: St. Benedict of Nursia

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312168374

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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This work holds the first place among monastic legislative codes, and was by far the most important factor in the organization and spread of monasticism in the West. St. Benedict's rules of obedience, humility, and contemplation are not only prerequisites for formal religious societies, they also provide an invaluable model for anyone desiring to live more simply.
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The Old English Rule of Saint Benedict

The Old English Rule of Saint Benedict

Presented with related texts composed in Old English, this volume makes Æthelwold’s transformation of Benedict’s Rule available in Modern English translation for the first time.

Author: Æthelwold

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780879074982

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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St. Æthelwold (904/9 –984), abbot of Abingdon and bishop of Winchester, made the first translation of the Rule of Saint Benedict into English (or, indeed, into any vernacular language) as part of the tenth-century English Benedictine Reform. This movement dramatically affected the trajectory of religious life in early medieval England and influenced the ways in which secular power was conceived and wielded in the kingdom. Æthelwold's translation into Old English reworks Benedict’s Latin text through numerous silent additions, omissions, and instances of explanatory material, revealing an Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastical and political reformer intent on making this foundational Latin text more readily accessible to the new monks and nuns of the Reform and to the laity. Presented with related texts composed in Old English, this volume makes Æthelwold’s transformation of Benedict’s Rule available in Modern English translation for the first time.
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Rule of St Benedict

Rule of St Benedict

The Rule of St Benedict, written around 1500 years ago by the Italian monk St Benedict of Nursia, is a slim handbook for monastic life – a subject many modern readers would regard as relatively niche.

Author: Benjamin Laird

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351352857

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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The Rule of St Benedict, written around 1500 years ago by the Italian monk St Benedict of Nursia, is a slim handbook for monastic life – a subject many modern readers would regard as relatively niche. It is, however, also a model of the organized and clearly expressed thought produced by good reasoning skills – a mainstay of critical thinking. Reasoning is all about making a good case for something, through logical arguments, neatly and systematically organised. In Benedict’s case, his main concern was to lay out a set of rules and practices that would allow monasteries to run as well-organised communities. Communal living presented huge challenges, and yet it was also, Benedict believed, the best way for monks to sustain themselves, their religion, and the learning and teaching that went with it. His Rule laid out concise but detailed chapters on the best way to achieve this, including provisions for all areas of personal and communal discipline, right down to how tasks might be allotted to individual monks. Providing a complete roadmap for successfully running a community, the concise brilliance of The Rule has even been suggested by some business professors as useful model for running small businesses today.
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