The Rule of Saint Benedict for Family Life Today
|Author: Lapponi, Massimo||Year: 2010|
|Publisher: St Pauls Distribution UK||Pages: 112|
|Dimension: 200 x 120|
The teaching of St Benedict has two characteristics: first of all it is not addressed to an individual, but to the entire monastic family - in fact he wants to teach us how to live wisely and in a Christian manner; and secondly, he doesn't speak to us about the seven dwelling places of the inner castle, but tells us how to sleep, eat, serve each other, how to speak, converse, how to treat objects, how and when to study, when to get up, when to be silent, etc. But, if every member of the family listens to St Benedict in order to learn how to live Christian community life wouldn't things be so much better?