Cherish Christ above all: the Bible in the rule of Benedict
The Bible in the Rule of Benedict, Demetrius Dumm, OSB. A noted scholar and spiritual writer explores the rich scriptural roots of the Rule of Benedict, which, while primarily monastic, has much value for any Christian who wants to live more fully in the presence of God and in union with Christ.
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