St. Benedict Collection
By St. Benedict
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The St. Benedict Collection is composed of the massively influential The Rule, written by St. Benedict himself, as well as the Life of St. Benedict written by St. Gregory the Great.

 

Each elegantly bound book includes a ribbon bookmark and a foreword and charcoal sketch of the book's author by Bishop Barron! You will not only enrich your life with these works, you'll be proud to display these gorgeous editions in your home or office.

 

Dig into the rich tradition of Catholic literature with this significant and influential book, one of the classics recommended by Bishop Barron. These titles have transformed cultures and have proven indispensable to those seeking to encounter God, as revealed in Jesus Christ through His Church.

  

"In many ways, St. Benedict of Nursia is the most pivotal of all the pivotal players, for perhaps more than anyone else, he contributed to saving Western culture. At a time when Roman order had collapsed and barbarian invaders were picking through the rubble of a once great civilization, Benedict founded the religious community that would, in time, preserve the best of the old and allow for the emergence of a particularly Christian way of life." -Bishop Barron

Author: St. Benedict
ISBN: 978-1-943243-38-9
Binding: Hardcover
Page Count: 159
Publisher: Word on Fire Classics

Language: English
Release Date: 2017-11-01

CONTENT


FOREWORD
BY BISHOP BARRON


The Rule

Preface 

Prologue

CHAPTER I
The Kinds of Monks

CHAPTER 2
Qualities of the Abbot 

CHAPTER 3
Summoning the Brothers for Counsel 

CHAPTER 4
The Tools for Good Works

CHAPTER 5
Obedience 

CHAPTER 6
Restraint of Speech 

CHAPTER 7
 Humility 

CHAPTER 8
The Divine Office at Night 

CHAPTER 9
The Number of Psalms at the Night Office

CHAPTER 10
The Arrangement of the Night Office in Summer 

CHAPTER II
The Celebration of Vigils on Sunday 

CHAPTER 12
The Celebration of the Solemnity of Lauds

CHAPTER 13
The Celebration of Lauds on Ordinary Days

CHAPTER 14
The Celebration of Vigils on the Anniversaries 
of Saints 

CHAPTER 15
The Times for Saying Alleluia 

CHAPTER 16
The Celebration of the Divine Office during the Day

CHAPTER 17
The Number of Psalms to Be Sung at These Hours

CHAPTER 18
The Order of the Psalmody

CHAPTER 19
The Discipline of Psalmody

CHAPTER 20
Reverence in Prayer

CHAPTER 21
The Deans of the Monastery

CHAPTER 22
The Sleeping Arrangements of the Monks

CHAPTER 23
Excommunication for Faults 

CHAPTER 24
Degrees of Excommunication

CHAPTER 25
Serious Faults

CHAPTER 26 
Unauthorized Association with the Excommunicated 

CHAPTER 27
The Abbot's Concern for the Excommunicated

CHAPTER 28 
Those Who Refuse to Amend after Frequent Reproof

CHAPTER 29
 Readmission of Brothers Who Leave the Monastery

CHAPTER 30
The Manner of Reproving Boys

CHAPTER 31
Qualifications of the Monastery Cellarer

CHAPTER 32
The Tools and Goods of the Monastery

CHAPTER 33 
Monks and Private Ownership

CHAPTER 34
Distribution of Goods According to Need

CHAPTER 35
Kitchen Servers of the Week

CHAPTER 36
The Sick Brothers 

CHAPTER 37
The Elderly and Children 

CHAPTER 38
The Reader for the Week

CHAPTER 39
The Proper Amount of Food

CHAPTER 40 
The Proper Amount of Drink

CHAPTER 41
The Times for the Brothers' Meals

CHAPTER 42
Silence after Compline

CHAPTER 43
 Tardiness at the Work of God or at Table 

CHAPTER 44
Satisfaction by the Excommunicated 

CHAPTER 45
 Mistakes in the Oratory

CHAPTER 46
Faults Committed in Other Matters

CHAPTER 47
Announcing the Hours for the Work of God 

CHAPTER 48
The Daily Manual Labor

CHAPTER 49
The Observance of Lent

CHAPTER 50
Brothers Working at a Distance or Traveling

CHAPTER 51
Brothers on a Short Journey

CHAPTER 52
The Oratory of the Monastery 

CHAPTER 53
The Reception of Guests 

CHAPTER 54
Letters or Gifts for Monks 

CHAPTER 55 
The Clothing and Footwear of the Brothers 

CHAPTER 56
 The Abbot's Table 

CHAPTER 57
The Artisans of the Monastery 

CHAPTER 58
The Procedure for Receiving Brothers 

CHAPTER 59
The Offering of Sons by Nobles or by the Poor

CHAPTER 60
The Admission of Priests to the Monastery 

CHAPTER 61
The Reception of Visiting Monks 

CHAPTER 62
The Priests of the Monastery 

CHAPTER 63 
Community Rank 

CHAPTER 64
The Election of an Abbot 

CHAPTER 65
The Prior of the Monastery

CHAPTER 66
The Porter of the Monastery 

CHAPTER 67
Brothers Sent on a Journey 

CHAPTER 68
Assignment of Impossible Tasks to a Brother 

CHAPTER 69
The Presumption of Defending Another in the Monastery 

CHAPTER 70
The Presumption of Striking Another Monk at Will

CHAPTER 71

Mutual Obedience 

CHAPTER 72
The Good Zeal of Monks 

CHAPTER 73
This Rule Only a Beginning of Perfection


THE LIFE OF SAINT BENEDICT

CHAPTER I
Conversion and First Miracle 

CHAPTER 2
Hermit Lost and Found 

CHAPTER 3
Temptation in the Desert 

CHAPTER 4
Temptation among Men 

CHAPTER 5
Four Miracles at Subiaco 

CHAPTER 6
A Blow to Hatred and a Coronation

CHAPTER 7
Fight against Satan

CHAPTER 8
Charism of Prophecy 

CHAPTER 9
Further Prophecies 

CHAPTER 10
Last Prophecies 

CHAPTER II
The First Three Miracles of Power 

CHAPTER 12
At the Heart of the Signs of Power 

CHAPTER 13
Power and Prayer: Two Examples of a Single Thesis 

CHAPTER 14
Benedict and Scholastica

CHAPTER 15
The Vision of the World in the Light of God 

CHAPTER 16
 Death, Glory, and the Life Beyond