Saint Benedict's Rule Paperback

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Saint Benedict's Rule

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The wisdom of St. Benedict, the eponymous founder of the order that would bear his name, comes vividly to life in this new and sparkling, contemporary English translation of and introduction to Benedict's "Rule, the seminal guide for life in Christian monastic community. Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-543), born into nobility, renounced his life of privilege to live an eremitic life of extreme asceticism. He became Abbot of the monastic community of Monte Cassino, where he wrote the "Rule, acknowledged as his masterpiece. Modestly referring to the work that would chart the course of Western monasticism as "a little rule for beginners," in 73 brief, intensely focused and sympathetically written treatises and prologue, Benedict prescribed for his monastics a religious life in community with other Christians predicated upon mutual support, obedience, hospitality, tolerance and moderation. The "Rule concerns practical matters--the types and characteristics of monastics and their vows, the rules and regulations governing authority, administration and ownership, detailed descriptions of the rights and duties given the entire community. Practical themes, however, remain secondary to its primary focus, the beating heart of the "Rule, Jesus and His teachings: Jesus in loving obedience to His father, and Jesus in His message of love for and hospitality toward all. It is upon this bedrock that the Benedictine order is and remains anchored.

Saint Benedict's Rule by Benedict Saint was published by Paulist Press International,u.s. in January 2004 and is our 42179th best seller. The ISBN for Saint Benedict's Rule is 9781587680311.

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Details for Saint Benedict's Rule

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPaulist Press International,u.s. (January 2004)
Number of Pages156
Thickness18 mm
Height149 mm
Width224 mm
Product Code1014101
Page last updated 17th March 2018
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