Joan Chittister Book Discussion


Chapter 5: Humility

Humility: The Lost Virtue

1. The Chapter on Humility in the Rule of Benedict is the cornerstone of Benedictine spirituality. How do you react to the word “humility” and why? What is the difference between humility and humiliation?

2. Sister Joan explains that the process for achieving spiritual maturity is outlined in Benedict’s twelve progressive degrees of humility. What do you think of this spiritual program? Did any of the degrees of humility raise concerns, appeal to you, challenge you, confuse you? Explain.

Please share your reflections here.

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Wisdom Distilled from the Daily
Wisdom Distilled from the Daily by Joan Chittister
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Joan Chittister shows that The Rule of Benedict is designed for ordinary people who live

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