Saint Benedict on Leadership

Most people today are skeptical of institutions and cynical about leadership. Politicians make promises they don’t intend to keep. CEOs serve their investors at all costs with little incentive to take care of workers or promote the common good. Even pastors are often caught up in sex scandals or money-making schemes. Those who are most [Read More…]

The Gift of Stability

When a sister or brother comes to join the monastic community, Benedict says they must make a three-fold promise—to stability, obedience, and conversatio morum. The Latin phrase is hard to translate. It means, literally, “the monastic way of life.” That way is the whole of the Rule, the full reality of what it means to [Read More…]