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

Tales from a Piano Bench and a Bicyle Seat by George Maurer

Grassroots Organizing and Benedictine Values...Say What? by Karlyn Forner

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

Benedictine Bits: Listening

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