Category: Rule of Saint Benedict

Of the Sick Brethren

Declarations on the Holy Rule It is customary among Benedictines to have Declarations on the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict as opposed to the Constitutions...

Take me unto Thyself, O Lord

The Offering Nowhere is the Eucharistic subtext of the Rule of Saint Benedict more apparent than in Chapters 58 and 59. The entire rite of...

When anyone newly cometh to be a monk

The Reception of Brethren I am often struck at how appropriate to the circumstances and events of daily life the appointed passage of the Holy...

Of Controllers, Correctors, and Castigators

Notice the instrument of penance in Saint Benedict’s hand. It rather contrasts with the gentleness of his expression. Every occasion of presumption should be avoided...