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5 years ago  ::  Mar 15, 2010 - 1:45AM #1
kurnell
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I have recently been studying the Rule of St Benedict and realised how appropriate it is for today, even if you are not a monastic.


Life centering on Eucharist, Daily Office and personal prayer. Even the three vows, Obedience, Stability and Conversion of life, have a  place in our everyday lives as we seek to follow Christ.


Has anyone else found this Rule to be a treasure?


Peace


Jeffrey

Treasure your experience of God,however it comes to you.Remember that Christianity is not a notion but a way.
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5 years ago  ::  Mar 15, 2010 - 8:30AM #2
tawonda
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Kurnell: Margaret Guenther is an Episcopal priest and spiritual director who's written some good stuff about adapting the Rule for everyday personal/family life...you might want to do an Amazon.com search and read through some of her titles.  I love her observation, which is so true, that EVERYONE follows a Rule of one kind or the other...the question is whether or not one's Rule is a good one or not. So true.


Joan Chittister's "Wisdom Distilled From the Daily" is another resource you might find helpful. There's also a book called "St. Benedict's Toolbox" or "St. Benedict's Toolkit" that you might want to research...haven't read it, but I seem to recall that it gets high marks from readers.

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5 years ago  ::  Mar 16, 2010 - 1:01AM #3
kurnell
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Thanks Tawonder,


I have the last two books and i am familiar with the first author.


Peace


Jeffrey

Treasure your experience of God,however it comes to you.Remember that Christianity is not a notion but a way.
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4 years ago  ::  May 20, 2010 - 6:58PM #4
Jenandew7
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Mar 15, 2010 -- 1:45AM, kurnell wrote:


I have recently been studying the Rule of St Benedict and realised how appropriate it is for today, even if you are not a monastic.


Life centering on Eucharist, Daily Office and personal prayer. Even the three vows, Obedience, Stability and Conversion of life, have a  place in our everyday lives as we seek to follow Christ.


Has anyone else found this Rule to be a treasure?


Peace


Jeffrey




Just so you know:  I do too!


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If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. --Isaiah 58:10
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