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Published by Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Salzburg in Salzburg .
Written in English


  • Benedict, -- Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.,
  • Benedictines -- Rules.,
  • Monasticism and religious orders -- Rules.

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Edition Notes

# 062183-4

StatementAugustine Baker ; edited by John Clark.
SeriesAnalecta Cartusiana -- 119:24
ContributionsBenedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Clark, John P. H.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18553781M
ISBN 103900033412, 3900033447

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This book is a good reference for people in the beginning stages of the purgative way. The cover of the book is St. Benedict holding a skate board and all through the book are sketches of historic looking religious people doing modern day things (like drinking a can of pop or hang gliding) all very fun and light/5(). The Rule of St. Benedict 1 The Rule of Saint Benedict (Translated into English. A Pax Book, preface by W.K. Lowther Clarke. London: S.P.C.K., ) PROLOGUE Hearken continually within thine heart, O son, giving attentive ear to the precepts of thy master. Understand with willing mind and effectually fulfil thy holy father’s admonition; that thou. St Benedict lived in the 5th century, and wrote his famous Rule as a practical guide for abbots and brother monks living together in a monastic community. It is a short book, consisting of 73 chapters (no more than paragraphs), and sets out St Benedict's vision of how the values of the gospel can be lived out in a community.   The Rule of St. Benedict (regula Benedicti) was written by Benedict (c. AD ) as a rule for communal life under the order of an abbot (the head of the abbey). For fifteen centuries, it has served as a leading guide for balanced monastic living.

Benedict ( AD) as a young man left his native Nursia in Umbria to attend school in Rome. He was so disgusted with the paganism there that he renounced the world to live in solitude in a cave at Subiaco, 30 miles east of Rome. In time some monks asked him to be their abbot/5(84). Benedict’s Rule: A Translation and Commentary by Terrence G. Kardong, O.S.B. is the first line-by-line exegesis of the entire Rule of Benedict written originally in English. This full commentary — predominately literary and historical criticism — is based on and includes a Latin text of Regula Benedicti (Liturgical Press). Benedict created the rule at a time when the Roman Empire had collapsed in the West, and Europe was being overrun by barbarian tribes, most of them pagans. It looked like Christianity in Europe was finished. St. Benedict’s Rule for Monasteries written by a Christian saint Benedict of Nursia. This translation of the Holy Rule of St. Benedict was made from the third edition of the text as edited by Dom Cuthbert Butler of Downside Abbey in England (St. Louis: B. Herder Book Co., .