St. Benedict lived over fifteen hundred years ago. The
Spirituality of St. Benedict can be applied to life in the world and
for everyone who wants to come closer to God. The qualities of humility,
patience, simplicity, solitude, caring for others and living in community
effects everyone. A religious life has great meaning for all people who
are seeking to live out their faith in the world today.
+ From the Rule
of St. Benedict +
" When they live by
the labor of their hands,
as our fathers did,
then they are really monks.”
" First of all, every time you begin a good work,
you must pray to God most earnestly
to bring it to perfection.