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The Rule of Saint Benedict The Rule of Saint Benedict by Benedict of Nursia
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“Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading.”
Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
“The first degree of humility is prompt obedience.”
Saint Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
“And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.”
St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
“He should first show them in deeds rather than words all that is good and holy.”
Saint Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
“The sleepy like to make excuses.”
St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
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“He should know that whoever undertakes the government of souls must prepare himself to account for them.”
Saint Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
“The abbot ought ever to bear in mind what he is and what he is called; he ought to know that to whom more is entrusted, from him more is exacted.”
Saint Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
“Wherefore let us consider how it behoveth us to be in the sight of God and the angels, and so let us take our part in the psalmody that mind and voice accord together.”
St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
“The prophet shows that, for the sake of silence, we are to abstain even from good talk. If this be so, how much more needful is it that we refrain from evil words, on account of the penalty of the sin!”
Saint Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
“For at all times we must so serve Him with the good things He has given us, that he may not, as an angry Father, disinherit his children, nor as a dread Lord, provoked by our evil deeds, deliver us to everlasting punishment as wicked servants who refuse to follow Him to glory.”
Saint Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict
“Now, brethren, that we have asked the Lord who it is that shall dwell in His tabernacle, we have heard the conditions for dwelling there; and if we fulfil the duties of tenants, we shall be heirs of the kingdom of heaven. Our hearts and our bodies must, therefore, be ready to do battle under the biddings of holy obedience; and let us ask the Lord that He supply by the help of His grace what is impossible to us by nature. And if, flying from the pains of hell, we desire to reach life everlasting, then, while there is yet time, and we are still in the flesh, and are able during the present life to fulfil all these things, we must make haste to do now what will profit us forever.”
Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of St. Benedict