9780385009485

The Rule of Saint Benedict

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  • ISBN13:

    9780385009485

  • ISBN10:

    0385009488

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1975-09-01
  • Publisher: Image

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Summary

Since the 6th century, this has been one of the most influential documents of Western thought and civilization. Full of plain wisdom, the words of St. Benedict are a guide for work, prayer, study, and community life.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Introductionp. 9
Editors' Note Scriptural Referencesp. 42
Prologuep. 43
the Different Kinds of Monks and Their Customsp. 47
the Qualities of the Abbotp. 48
the Counsel of the Brothersp. 51
the Instruments of Good Worksp. 52
Obediencep. 54
Silencep. 56
Humilityp. 56
Humilityp. 61
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 62
How Many Psalms Are to Be Said in the Night Officep. 62
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 63
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 64
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 64
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 65
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 65
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 66
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 66
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 67
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 68
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 69
How the Night Office is to Be Said in Summerp. 69
How the Monks Are to Sleepp. 70
Excommunication for Faultsp. 70
the Measure of Excommunicationp. 71
Grave Faultsp. 71
the Abbot's Care of the Excommunicatedp. 72
Those Who Meet with the Excommunicated Without Leave of the Abbotp. 72
the Abbot's Care of the Excommunicatedp. 73
the Abbot's Care of the Excommunicatedp. 73
the Abbot's Care of the Excommunicatedp. 74
the Abbot's Care of the Excommunicatedp. 74
the Abbot's Care of the Excommunicatedp. 75
Private Ownership by Monksp. 76
the Apportionment of Necessitiesp. 76
Weekly Kitchen Servicep. 77
Sick Brothersp. 78
Old Men and Childrenp. 79
the Weekly Readerp. 79
the Weekly Readerp. 80
Dining Hoursp. 81
Drink Apportionmentp. 81
Dining Hoursp. 82
Late-Comers to the Divine Office and Mealsp. 83
How the Excommunicated Are to Make Satisfactionp. 84
Mistakes in the Oratoryp. 85
Offenses in Other Mattersp. 85
Sounding the Hours of the Divine Officep. 85
Sounding the Hours of the Divine Officep. 86
Sounding the Hours of the Divine Officep. 87
Sounding the Hours of the Divine Officep. 88
Sounding the Hours of the Divine Officep. 88
Sounding the Hours of the Divine Officep. 89
Sounding the Hours of the Divine Officep. 89
Clothing and Shoesp. 91
the Receipt of Letters and Presentsp. 91
Clothing and Shoesp. 92
Artisans and Craftsmenp. 93
the Admission of New Brothersp. 93
the Admission of New Brothersp. 95
Priests Who Would Live in the Monasteryp. 96
Reception of Pilgrim Monksp. 96
Reception of Pilgrim Monksp. 97
Reception of Pilgrim Monksp. 98
Reception of Pilgrim Monksp. 99
Provost of the Monasteryp. 101
the Porter of the Monasteryp. 102
Brothers Sent on a Journeyp. 103
When a Brother is Asked to Do the Impossiblep. 103
No One Shall Presume to Defend Another in the Monasteryp. 104
No One is to Presume to Strike Anotherp. 104
the Brothers Ought to Obey One Anotherp. 105
the Good Zeal Monks Should Possessp. 105
the Good Zeal Monks Should Possessp. 106
Notesp. 107
Further Readingp. 116
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