The Rule of Saint Benedict - Daily Readings
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These Daily Posts are directly from The Rule and do NOT include our Adaptations; however, I encourage you to still read them as they are the roots from where we have come. The Rule of Saint Benedict is designed to be read three (3) times a year.
Chapter 49: On the Observance of Lent Although the life of a monk ought to have about it at all times the character of a Lenten observance, yet since few have the virtue for that, we therefore urge that during the actual days of Lent the brethren keep their lives most...read more
Chapter 48: On the Daily Manual Labor (Cont.) On Sundays, let all occupy themselves in reading, except those who have been appointed to various duties. But if anyone should be so negligent and shiftless that she will not or cannot study or read, let her be given some...read more
Chapter 48: On the Daily Manual Labor (Cont.) From the Calends of October until the beginning of Lent, let them apply themselves to reading up to the end of the second hour. At the second hour let Terce be said, and then let all labor at the work assigned them until...read more
Chapter 48: On the Daily Manual Labor Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore the sisters should be occupied at certain times in manual labor, and again at fixed hours in sacred reading. To that end we think that the times for each may be prescribed as follows....read more
Chapter 47: On Giving the Signal for the Time of the Work of God The indicating of the hour for the Work of God by day and by night shall devolve upon the Abbot either to give the signal himself or to assign this duty to such a careful brother that everything will...read more
Chapter 46: On Those Who Fail in Any Other Matters When anyone is engaged in any sort of work, whether in the kitchen, in the cellar, in a shop, in the bakery, in the garden, while working at some craft, or in any other place, and she commits some fault, or breaks...read more
Chapter 45: On Those Who Make Mistakes in the Oratory When anyone has made a mistake while reciting a Psalm, a responsory, an antiphon or a lesson, if he does not humble himself there before all by making a satisfaction, let him undergo a greater punishment because he...read more
Chapter 44: How the Excommunicated Are to Make Satisfaction One who for serious faults is excommunicated from oratory and table shall make satisfaction as follows. At the hour when the celebration of the Work of God is concluded in the oratory, let her lie prostrate...read more
Chapter 43: On Those Who Come Late to the Work of God or to Table (Cont.) Anyone who does not come to table before the verse, so that all together may say the verse and the oration and all sit down to table at the same time -- anyone who through his own carelessness...read more