Europe in the eighth century. Eventually the edicts spread throughoutthe entire world. The Rule of St.Benedict is much more than regulations, however; it’s a way of life forbeginners on the journey of seekingGod. “Then with Christ’s help, keepthis little rule that we have writtenfor beginners,” wrote Benedict inhis Rule. In lots of ways we are allbeginners and on a journey towardGod.
Benedict gives us an opportunityto experience a new way of looking at life. This form of spiritualityoffers a chance to slow down, pause,and listen to God, even amid thefast-paced world we live in today.We Benedictines strive to live balanced lives, to pray and work (ora etlabora). The most important thing,however, is not what we do but whowe are.
Work, work, work
Still, what we do is important. Workis an important part of the monasticday. For Benedictines, work servesthree purposes. First, we work to
JOY is at the heart of our ATONEMENT vocation. In Franciscan simplicity and joy, we proclaim the Gospel “that all may be one” (John 17: 21).
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This form ofspirituality offers achance to slow down,pause, and listen toGod, even amid thefast-paced world welive in today.