Listening

To hear keenly and sensitively the voices of persons and all created beings.
"Listen...with the ear of your heart." R.B. Prologue

Videos

Being Benedictine Across Generations by Jessie Bazan

Vocation, Not just Employment by Fr. Jonathan Licari

A Monk's Insight on Death by Fr. Mark Thamert

Hospitality: Making Room Inside Ourselves for Another Person by Sr. Cecelia Prokosch

Listening: The Heart of Leadership by Sr. Thomas Welder

Called to Leadership and Service by Sr. Thomas Welder

Texts

Rule of Benedict, Prologue

Listen with the Ear of Your Heart

Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life by Parker Palmer (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation by Kate Ritger, Ch. 8 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Strangers to the City by Michael Casey, Ch. 2.1 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Radical Hospitality by Lonni Collins Pratt & Fr. Daniel Homan, Ch. 12 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan Chittister, Prologue (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Saint Benedict's Wisdom: Monastic Spirituality and the Life of the Church by Luigi Gioia, Ch. 10 (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Reflections/Exercises

St. Benedict's Toolbox by Jane Tomaine, page 35-40

  • Tool #1: Questions about the Rule and Its Application to My Life
  • Tool #2: Identifying Words with Negative Connotations
  • Tool #3: The Influence of St. Benedict on Church History and Tradition