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RB 1980 : the Rule of St. Benedict in English

Author: Benedict, Saint Abbot of Monte Cassino.; Timothy Fry
Publisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, 1982, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For fifteen centuries Benedictine monasticism has been governed by a Rule that is at once strong enough to instill order and yet flexible enough to have relevance fifteen hundred years later.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Rules
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict, Saint Abbot of Monte Cassino.; Timothy Fry
ISBN: 0814612725 9780814612729
OCLC Number: 8980637
Notes: Translation of: Regula.
Description: 96 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Preface --
Chapters of the rule. Prologue ; The kinds of monks ; Qualities of the Abbot ; Summoning the brothers for counsel ; The tools for good works ; Obedience ; Restraint of speech ; Humility ; The Divine Office at night ; The number of Psalms at the Night Office ; The arrangement of the Night Office in summer ; The celebration of Vigils on Sunday ; The celebration of the Solemnity of Lauds ; The celebration of Lauds on Ordinary Days ; The celebration of Vigils on the anniversaries of saints ; The times for saying Alleluia ; The celebration of the Divine Office during the day ; The number of Psalms to be sung at these hours ; The order of the Psalmody ; The discipline of Psalmody ; Reverence in prayer ; The Deans of the Monastery ; The sleeping arrangements of the monks ; Excommunication for faults ; Degrees of excommunication ; Serious faults ; Unauthorized association with the excommunicated ; The Abbot's concern for the excommunicated ; Those who refuse to amend after frequent reproofs ; Readmission of brothers who leave the monastery ; The manner of reproving boys ; Qualifications of the monasteiy Cellarer ; The tools and goods of the monastery ; Monks and private ownership ; Distribution of goods according to need ; Kitchen servers of the week ; The sick brothers ; The elderly and children ; The reader for the week ; The proper amount of food ; The proper amount of drink ; The times for the brothers' meals ; Silence after Compline ; Tardiness at the work of God or at table ; Satisfaction by the excommunicated ; Mistakes in the Oratory ; Faults committed in other matters ; Announcing the Hours for the work of God ; The daily manual labor ; The observance of Lent ; Brothers working at a distance or traveling ; Brothers on a short journey ; The Oratory of the mnasteiy ; The reception of guests ; Letters or gifts for monks ; The clothing and footwear of the brothers ; The Abbot's table ; The artisans of the monasteiy ; The procedure for receiving brothers ; The offering of sons by nobles or by the poor ; The admission of priests to the monasteiy ; The reception of visiting monks ; The priests of the monasteiy ; Community rank ; The election of an Abbot ; The Prior of the monastery ; The Porter of the monastery ; Brothers sent on a journey ; Assignment of impossible tasks to a brother ; The presumption of defending another in the monastery ; The presumption of striking another monk at will ; Mutual obedience ; The good zeal of monks ; This rule only a beginning of perfection.
Other Titles: Regula.
Rule of St. Benedict
Responsibility: editor, Timothy Fry ; associate editors, Imogene Baker [and others].

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