Students and friends often ask me what books I would recommend for devotional reading. I admit I am not entirely sure what sort of book they are looking for. If by devotional they mean a book they can read a few pages each morning that will provide spiritual reflection throughout the day, then nearly anything … Continue reading Devotional Recommendations?
After the long chapter on humility, Benedict moves on to a series of instructions on the life of a monk in the monastery. The chapters have titles such as "How Many Psalms are to be Said at the Night Office" and "How Lauds are to be Said on Weekdays." A lot of it is certainly … Continue reading The Work of God – The Rule of St. Benedict
I have enjoyed and benefited from working through the classics of Christian literature over the past few years, reading such great authors as Augustine of Hippp, Theresa of Avila, John of the Cross, John Woolman, Brother Lawrence and others. My next to work through is The Rule of St. Benedict. Benedict of Nursia lived from … Continue reading Our Effort and God’s Empowering – The Rule of St. Benedict: Prologue