Moderation

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

Videos

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

Texts

Rule of Benedict, Chapter 48

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)

Reflections/Exercises

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