The Rule of St Benedict


15 July 2017

Prologue: The voice of the Lord

What is more delightful than this voice of the Lord calling to us?

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28 June 2017

Chapter 58: Procedure for Receiving Sisters

The concern must be whether the novice truly seeks God and whether she shows eagerness for the Work of God, for obedience and for trials.

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27 March 2017

Prologue: Pray for Perfection

First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.

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

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Jamberoo NSW 2533 Australia

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