A Listening Community Paperback

A Commentary on the Prologue and Chapters 1-3 of Benedict's Rule

by Aquinata Bockmann;

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A Listening Community

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This new book by Sister Aquinata Bockmann discusses the Prologue and chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the Rule of St. Benedict. In a lectio regulae she plumbs the depths of Benedict's vision. Listen, the first word of the Prologue, is a keyword that describes the main stance of the individual monastic, the superior, and the entire community. Listening to the Scriptures and in them to Christ guides individuals and the community on how to "run on the way of God's commandments" toward the goal of communal life in and with Christ. The first three chapters of the Rule concretize the principles of this communal spirituality of listening: the importance of a rule and a pastor for maintaining the community's attentiveness to life; the superior's responsibility to listen to individuals within the community; and the mutual listening between leader and community members, regardless of their age. As in her earlier books Sister Aquinata proves to be a true guide into the spirit of Benedict's Rule, which provides sound principles for listening in common in a community of life.

A Listening Community by Aquinata Bockmann was published by Liturgical Press in January 2016. The ISBN for A Listening Community is 9780814649220.

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Details for A Listening Community

Page last updated 10th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLiturgical Press (January 2016)
Number of Pages238
Thickness13 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4335072
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