Chapter 32: The Tools and Goods of the Monasteryby Andrew The goods of the monastery, that is, its tools, clothing, or anything else, should be entrusted to members whom the prioress or abbot appoints and in whose manner of life they have confidence. The abbot or prioress will, as they see fit, issue to them the various […]
Gilly Withers writes:…. Stefan Reynolds was the speaker at the Benedict’s Well Zoom meeting on Monday 27th July. His topic was : The Rule of St Benedict on Relationships: Living the Monastic Archetype in the Home & Family. If you did not see it, it is available on YouTube. The link is :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ja_ipg3q-8 In his […]
As oblates, obedience is one of our precepts or vows along with stability and conversion.
It is very important in time of crisis that obedience is either gently or strongly enforced, and in daily life, in every kind of society, it is necessary that enforcement or punishment is in accord with the degree of the offense. All civilised societies recognise that people are sinful at times and this has to be dealt with.
Unlike other religious leaders, Benedict wrote only one rule of life, not one for men, one for women, and another for lay people. He wrote one rule that can be lived by men and women inside and outside the monastery as monks, nuns, and lay people.
For Benedict, everything takes place within the context of community. Whether he is talking about prayer, relationships, work, or whatever it may be, the disciple is reminded that he or she is part of a community. This is particularly so in the case of Benedictine Oblates of the World Community for Christian Meditation. Benedict makes […]