Feast of Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict of Nursia (ca. 480-ca. 547)
Patriarch of Western Monasticism

Listen carefully to my instructions,
and attend to them with the ear of your heart. Prologue 1

The twelfth step of humility is that we always manifest humility
in our bearing no less that in our hearts… Chapter 7:2

Let us consider how we ought to sing the psalms in such a way
that our minds are in harmony with our voices. Chapter 19:7

In all things God may be glorified. Chapter 57:9

Let us prefer nothing whatever to Christ,
and may Christ bring us all together to everlasting life. Chapter 72:11-12

With Christ’s help,
keep this little rule that we have written for beginners. Chapter 73:8

Blessings of peace to one and all!