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The holy rule of our most holy father Saint Benedict

Author: Benedict, Saint Abbot of Monte Cassino.
Publisher: St. Meinrad, Ind. : Grail Publication, 1950.
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Genre/Form: Rules
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict, Saint Abbot of Monte Cassino.
OCLC Number: 13676742
Description: xiv, 95 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Biographical sketch of Saint Benedict by Aidan Cardinal Gasquet --
Sermon on Saint Benedict by Pope Pius XII --
The holy rule --
1. Of the various kinds of monks --
2. Of the qualities required in the Abbot --
3. Of the calling the brethren for counsel --
4. The instruments of Good works --
5. Of obedience --
6. Of silence --
7. Of humility --
8. Of the divine office at night --
9. Of the number of psalms to be said in the night hours --
10. How the night office is to be said in Summer --
11. How the night office is to be said on Sundays --
12. How the office of Lauds is to be said --
13. How Lauds are to be said on weekdays --
14. How the night office is to be said on festivals of the Saints --
15. At which times of the year Alleluia is to be said --
16. How the work of God is to be performed during the day --
17. How many psalms are to be said during these hours --
18. In what order the psalms are to be said --
19. How we should say the divine office --
20. of reverence at prayer --
21. Of the deans of the monastery --
22. How the monks are to sleep --
23. Of Excommunication for faults --
24. What the nature of the excommunication should be --
25. Of more serious faults --
26. Of those who, without leave of the abbot, associate with the excommunicated --
27. Of the solicitude the abbot should exercise towards the Excommunicated --
28. Of those who, though often corrected, do not amend --
29. Whether the brethren who leave the monastery are to be received again --
30. How young boys are to be corrected --
31. Of Cellarer of the Monastery --
32. Of the tools and property of the monastery --
33. Whether the monks are to have anything of their own --
34. Whether all without distinction are to receive that which is necessary --
35. Of those who serve by week in the kitchen --
36. Of the sick brethren --
37. Of old men and children --
38. Of the reader for the week --
39. Of the measure of food --
40. Of the measure of drink --
41. At what hours the brethren are to take their meals --
42. That no one may speak after complin --
43. Of those who come late to the work of God to the table --
44How those are to make satisfaction who are excomunicated --
45. Of those who make mistakes in the oratory --
46. Of those who commit any other faults --
48. Of the daily manual labor --
Of the observance of lent --
50. Of the brethren who are working at a distance from the oratory or who are on a journey --
51. Of the brethren who are not traveling a great distance --
52. Of the oratory of the monastery --
53. Of the reception of guests --
54. Whether a monk is to receive letters or presents --
55. Of the clothing and shoes of the brethren --
56. Of the Abbot's table --
57. Of the craftsmen of the monastery --
58. Of the manner of receiving the brethren --
59. Of the sons of nobles or of the ppor that are offered --
60. Of priests who wish to dewll in the monastery --
61. How munks who are traveling are to be received --
62. Of the priests of the monastery --
63. Of the order of the community --
64. Of the appointment of the Abbot --
65. Of the prior of the monastery --
66. Of the porter of the monastery --
67. Of the brethren who are sent on a journey --
68. If a brother be commanded to do what is impossible --
69. That no one is presume to defend another in the monastery --
70. That no one is to presume rashly to strike or excomunicate anohter --
71. That the brethren are to obey one another --
73. That the observance of all justice is not laid down in this rule --
Appendix --
Outline of the rule of Saint Benedict by Abbot Ignatius Esser, O. S. B. --
The holy rule epitomized for oblates by Henry Brenner, O. S. B.
Other Titles: Holy rule of Saint Benedict
Responsibility: edited by the Benedictine Monks of St. Meinrad's Abbey.

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