St Benedict was born in Norcia, Italy, around the year 480. He sought to find God through prayer and a life of simplicity. After long meditation on the Scriptures, he wrote the Rule of Benedict, which continues to be followed by people throughout the world to this day.
Filled with the Scriptures, and based on humility and obedience, it is a guide for living a balanced, simple, and prayerful life. Benedict called it ‘a little rule for beginners’, and it survives as a masterpiece of spiritual wisdom which is as meaningful today as it was when it was written in the sixth century.
Benedict and the Seeking of God
Elizabeth Brennan SGS
To be a pilgrim in the midst of ordinary people living ordinary lives
Marella Rebgetz SGS
Narrated by Jen Petschler
Click for quiet reflective music and then click on Reflection: The Rule of St Benedict
Music by Chris Dutton
Carey-Elwes & Wybourne
Margaret Malone SGS
SUGGESTED FURTHER READING
Casey, M. (2012). The road to eternal life: Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict’s Rule. Melbourne: Liturgical Press.
Chittister, J. (2010). The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century. New York: Crossroad Publishing.
Valente, J. (2018). How to live: What the Rule of St Benedict teaches us about happiness, meaning, and community. Charlottesville: Hampton Roads Publishing.
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