To be content with living simply and finding balance in work, prayer, and leisure.
"All things are to be done with moderation." R.B. 48
"...not be prone to greed, nor be wasteful and extravagant" R.B. 31.12
What is a Benedictine Oblate? by Fr. Michael Peterson, Mary Stommes, Nick Tangen, and Holly Christie
One Hundred Miles of Harmony by Fr. William Skudlarek & Ajahn Jotipalo
The Nature of Saint John's by Larry Haeg & Jenny Kutter
Once a Johnnie, Always a Johnnie by Fr. Lew Grobe
Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation, Ch. 12 by Kate Ritger (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)
Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life by Christopher Jamison (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)
Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living by John McQuiston II (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)
The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan Chittister, Ch. 48 (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)
Sacred Balance: Aligning Body & Spirit Through Yoga & the Benedictine Way by Melinda Emily Thomas (available in Quad 241)
St. Benedict's Toolbox by Jane Tomaine, page 239-245
- Tool #1: What Am I Looking for in My Life Right Now and How Can the Rule Help?
- Tool #2: A Sample Contemporary Rule as Model
- Tool #3: Designing Your Own Rule of Life