St Benedict

One of the things I love about the Benedictine Way is that it is so locked into everyday life. Not for Benedict the intensity of mystical paths of perfection, creative meditation techniques and ascetical programs of prayer. Instead he expects his followers to find God within the ordinary round of work, prayer and study. The three eventually combine so that prayer becomes work and study and study becomes work and prayer and work becomes prayer and study. Thus the mind, the heart and the body begin more and more to be in balance and the person is made whole.

You can check out my two Benedictine books if you wish. St Benedict and St Therese–the Little Rule and the Little Way compares the lives and teachings of these two great saints, and Listen My Son–St Benedict for Fathers is a book of daily readings that applies the Rule of St Benedict to modern parenting.


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