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Joan Chittister shows that the Rule of Benedict is designed for ordinary people who live ordinary lives. Written to provide a model of spiritual development for the average person who intends to live life beyond the superficial or the uncaring. Wise and enduring spiritual guidelines for everyday living –– as relevant today as when The Rule was originally conceived by St. Benedict in fifth century Rome.

What others are saying

  • “Anyone who thinks that monasticism means turning away from the world needs this book." - Robert McAfee Brown
  • “Makes me want to be a Benedictine.” – Richard Rohr, O.F.M., director of the Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico