Rule of Saint Benedict

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

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

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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