Wisdom from the Monastery: The Rule of St Benedict for Everyday Life

Front Cover
Canterbury Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 127 pages
0 Reviews
Wisdom From the Monastery offers Benedictine spirituality in essence: the timeless wisdom of the Rule and a basic orientation. This volume includes Patrick Barry's translation of the Rule of St. Benedict-widely regarded as the finest contemporary rendering. It is full of wise guidance that can be adapted to any individual circumstances and a centuries-old, proven guide on how to live in community with others. The Rule of St. Benedict has proven to be one of the most timeless, influential, and lasting of all texts. Its realism about human character, its extraordinary practical wisdom, and its original recipe for creating a work and life balance have made it famous way beyond the monastic communities whose lives it has shaped for centuries. Today people from all walks of faith are finding that the Rule makes sense of their lives too. Wisdom From the Monastery simply consists of the Rule in a modern language and an introduction to the seven basic elements of Benedictine spirituality.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

About the author (2005)

Patrick Barry was formerly Abbot of Ampleforth and now resides in the United States.

Richard Yeo is Abbot of Downside and Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation, England.

Kathleen Norris is the award-winning author of "Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith"; "The Cloister Walk"; & the forthcoming "The Virgin of Bennington". She lives in South Dakota & Hawaii.

Bibliographic information