Rule of Saint Benedict

book of precepts

The Rule of Saint Benedict (Latin: Regula Sancti Benedicti) is a book of precepts written in 516 by Benedict of Nursia.

If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not yourself.

QuotesEdit

The Rule of Saint Benedict as edited by Timothy Fry, O. S. B (1981)
  • A man born free is not to be given higher rank than a slave who becomes a monk, except for some other good reason.
    • p. 9
  • Your way of acting should be different from the world's way.
    • p. 12
  • If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not yourself, but remain certain that the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
    • p. 13
  • Guard your lips from harmful or deceptive speech.
    • p. 13
  • There are times when good words are to be left unsaid out of esteem for silence.
    • p. 15

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