For those of us seeking meaning and direction in these complicated times, does St Benedict from 1,500 years ago, have any tips? Richard and Jane Frost, who will be running our next Quiet Day, think he does. In recommending Richard’s book ‘Life with St Benedict, The Rule reimagined for everyday living’, Robert Atwell writes that,
“Benedict, following on from the Desert Mothers and Fathers, sought to bring ordinary people through the ordinary things of life, closer to the God who is everywhere.”
Recently, it seems, there’s been a renewed interest in monasticism and getting back to their rhythms of daily life. There is a part of us that longs for a ‘Sancta Regula’, a holy rule that’s like a guidepost or railing to hang on to in the dark. Esther de Waal claims that,
“To discover the Rule of St Benedict is to encounter something that is at once inspiring, supporting, reassuring, challenging.”
‘Finding Stability in Times of Change’ quiet day.
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