Manner of Life

Rule of Benedict 49 - The Observance of Lent

... we urge the entire community during these days of Lent to keep its manner of life most pure and to wash way in this holy season the negligence's of other times.

Benedict knew that few people could really handle Lent year round, so he encourages followers to at least keep the season of Lent especially pure.

Perhaps we might work harder at letting go of unhealthy behaviors.

Perhaps we might take extra time to deepen our relationship with God.

Perhaps we might respond to others’ needs with less thought about our needs.