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The Rule of Saint Benedict: Initiation Into the Monastic Tradition - Merton, Thomas, and O'Connell, Patrick F (Editor)
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In his novitiate conferences on the Rule of Saint Benedict, Thomas Merton introduces young men embarking on monastic life to the guiding document of that life. He emphasizes the importance of considering the Rule from a perspective that is neither narrowly legalistic nor overly intellectualized, but marked rather by commitment to the goal of Benedictine monasticism, which is not just to obey the Rule but to love and serve God. The Benedictine life, according to Merton, is simply living the Gospel without fanfare. . . . The ...

The Rule of Saint Benedict: Initiation Into the Monastic Tradition 2009, Cistercian Publications, Collegeville, MN

ISBN-13: 9780879070199

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