The rule of St. Benedict
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The rule of St. Benedict a Norman prose version by Benedict Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Ruth J. Deanand M. Dominica Legge.
SeriesMedium Aevum monographs -- no.7
ContributionsDean, Ruth J., Legge, M. Dominica
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21085590M

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The Rule of Saint Benedict or Regula Benedict was written by Saint Benedict of Nurisa, the patron saint of work is a compilation of instructions for communal monks who live in. Benedict, RULE OF Saint.—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 its general character and also its illustration of St. Benedict’s own life, see the article St. Benedict of , however, it is treated more in detail, under the following heads: I. Benedict exhorts his readers to "Live in fear of judgment day and have a great horror of hell. Yearn for everlasting life with holy desire" [p. 13]. The concept of hell is more foreign, less visceral and immediate, to those of us who live in a secular society than it . This rule of life is - in Christ - the heart and soul of the most successful religious order in history. Written by a spiritual father for his children, The Rule of St. Benedict is not only an ideal guide for the individual wishing to follow the Benedictine path; it is also an indispensable tool for the spiritualization of family life. A timeless classic by the founder of Western monasticism.

The Rule of St Benedict is not intended to be a law ("lex") to chafe under but a "plank"/pattern/model whereby one allows oneself to be guided [in the way to the heavenly fatherland]. The sources of RB (i.e. the Rule of St Benedict) is still an unresolved question (see e.g. article on the subject in Timothy Fry, RB ). The Rule of Saint Benedict was written in the sixth century by the father of monastic life, St Benedict himself. It towers in the great tradition of Christian Monasticism. Its leading characteristics are its wonderful discretion, moderation, and keen insight into the capabilities and weaknesses of human nature. Here is a common sense approach to arranging life so that Brand: Saint Benedict Press. Almost all we know about St Benedict comes from St Gregory the Great's Dialogues, where he says that Benedict, vir Dei benedictus, the blessed man of God, 'wrote a Rule for monks that is remarkable for its discretion and its clarity of language' (Dialogues, B ch. 36) Although the original manuscript of the Rule (often referred to by its initials, RB) has been lost, the Codex . St. Benedict was a religious reformer who lived in Italy in the late s and early s. He is known as the “father of Western monasticism,” having established a Rule that would become the norm for innumerable Christian monks and nuns. He is the patron saint of Europe. How was St. Benedict influential? St. Benedict’s supreme achievement.