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READER Æ DOC Regula Benedicti 9780375700170 Ð RANDARENEWABLES ✓ Composed nearly fifteen hundred years ago by the father of Western monasticism The Rule of St Benedict has for centuries been the guide of religious communities St Benedict's rules of obedience humility and contemplation are not only prereuisiComposed nearly fifteen hundred years ago by the father of Western monasticism The Rule of St Benedict has for centuries been the guide of religious communities St Benedict's rules of obedience humility and contemplation are not only prereuisites for formal religious societies they also provide an invalu If you read this for entertainment you will be sorely disappointed If you read this as a guide to life and you are not a monk you will be sorely disappointed If you read this with an eye toward how one might live a calm and disciplined life adjusting what was written in to Sixth century to the present day you might just find what you are looking for

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Able model for anyone desiring to live simply While they presuppose a certain detachment from the world they provide guidance and inspiration for anyone seeking peace and fulfillment in their home and work communities As prepared by the Benedictine monk and priest Timothy Fry this translation of The Rule Read all my reviews on I'm nearing the end of the Little Black Classics collection and The Rule of Benedict was next up Ever wondered what rules you would have to follow as a medieval monk? Me neither Part of this book is which prayers need to be said by whom at what hour on what day during which period of the year This would maybe be interesting for people very much into this topic but I got very little from it Some general parts on how one should live where slightly captivating but contained also uite some repetition This was not really for me Little Black Classics #122

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Regula BenedictiOf St Benedict can be a life transforming book With a new Preface by Thomas Moore author of The Care of the SoulGod is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides may we follow their directions home Archbishop Desmond Tutu For most of us to read this work is to enter another world Not only is this written in the 6th century AD but it is written about a kind of experience the truly monastic life that few of us will experience much less understand So what is the worth of this work?First of all the choice of a monastic life is the choice to pursue a greater love of God and holiness of life through poverty simplicity submission and stability in a community For those who don't choose monastic communities it seems there is much we can still learn from Benedict if we are willing to accept the challenge implicit in the rule he developsBenedict covers all matters of life in the monastery from the ualifications of the abbot to entering the monastery to the ordering of Psalms used in the prayers of the hours to times for meals amounts of food and drink the care of the sick the treatment of guests and even the ualifications of the porter and the cellarer the person responsible for keeping the monastery in food and drinkPerhaps most challenging are some of the rules pertaining to excommunication It seems on first reading harsh because one can be excommunicated for even minor faults Reading carefully it is evident that much of this has to do with resistance to the authority necessary to sustain such a community There also are clear provisions for the abbot to work with the excommunicate to restore him and specific steps to restoration What all this speaks into is the recognition that sin is deceitful and its roots go deep into our lives and that if one cares deeply about pursuing a holy life such drastic measures may be necessary and that we cannot do it ourselves but only as we come under the authority of Christ and those who minister on his behalfMuch of this challenges our I'm basically a good person culture that embraces radical personal freedom It recognizes that freedom often comes through submission to the rule of another that brings order to lives out of control And so I think there are a number of insights from Benedict's Rule that apply to those of us not living as monastics1 If loving God above all else is indeed the one thing in our lives then this implies the simplicity that removes all that distracts from this pursuit2 Some rule of life is necessary for all of us a rhythm of ordering our hours and days around the pursuit of our first love3 We cannot do this alone Work and prayer in community with others of like mind is important to sustaining our resolve4 Submission is a nasty word to most of us in contemporary society and yet if we do not submit to Christ and those seeking genuinely to act on his behalf as shepherds to us how can we hope to flourish in green pastures and beside still waters?This particular edition is preceded by an essay by Thomas Moore and a helpful chronology of monasticism Even if all the details of monastic life seem irrelevant I would recommend reading the first seven chapters which include discussions of humility the restraint of speech and seeking the counsel of others that have relevance for all of us But the rest will not take a great deal of time the whole Rule only occupies 70 pages in this edition