Inspiring countless men and women to become monks and nuns, St. Benedict encourages his followers in the beginning of his Rule to "Listen carefully to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart. This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice." The Rule of St. Benedict has been a classic document of Christian spirituality and order for 1500 years. It details how a monastery should be governed, the proper spirit it should hold, how its prayer would be conducted and how monks should treat one another. Not just for monks, the Rule has inspired countless people through the centuries of the Church and helped to form some of the greatest saints ever known, among them St. Gregory the Great, St. Aelred of Rievaulx, Venerable Bede, Herman the Cripple (author of the Hail, Holy Queen), St. Bernard, and countless others.
This edition includes the translation that was done for the 1,500th anniversary of St Benedict’s birth and was edited by Fr. Timothy Fry, O.S.B. From St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, KS.