The Rule of St Benedict

 

11 March 2017

Chapter 20: Petitions Before God

Whenever we want to ask some favour of a powerful man we do it humbly and respectfully, for fear of presumption.

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4 March 2017

Prologue: Moderation In All Things

Therefore we intend to establish a school for the Lord's service.

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8 October 2016

Prologue: Listen

Listen carefully to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.

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24 September 2016

Prologue: Light

Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God, and our ears to the voice from heaven that every day calls out this charge...

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20 August 2016

Chapter 7: Humility

Without doubt, this descent and ascent can signify only that we descend by exaltation and ascend by humility.

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16 July 2016

Chapter 48: Daily Manual Labour and Prayer

Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the sisters should have specified periods for manual labour as well as for prayerful reading.

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20 June 2016

Chapter 5: Obedience

If a disciple obeys grudgingly and grumbles, not only aloud but also in her heart, then, even though she carries out the order, her action will not be accepted with favour by God...

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28 May 2016

Chapter 64: Election of the Abbess

The abbess must be chaste, temperate and merciful. She should always let mercy triumph over judgment so that she too may win mercy.

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23 April 2016

Chapter 34: Distribution According To Need

It is written: Distribution was made to each one as there was need (Acts 4:35). By this we do not imply that there should be favoritism...

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9 April 2016

Chapter 4: The Tools for Good Works

Listen readily to holy reading, and devote yourself often to prayer.

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~  Everything that lives and that breathes gives praise to the Lord  ~

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Jamberoo Abbey, Benedictine Nuns
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Jamberoo NSW 2533 Australia

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