To be obedient is to listen, obedience comes from the Latin word for listen.
"Obedience is a blessing to be shown by all..."  R.B. 71

"The labor of obedience will bring you back to him from whom you had drifted through the sloth of disobedience."  R. B. Prologue

"With the ready step of obedience, they follow the voice of authority in their action."  R.B. 5.8

"Obedience must be given gladly..."  R.B. 5.16


Being Benedictine Across Generations by Jessie Bazan

Happiness: Benedictine Style by Sr. Michaela Hedican and Br. David Paul Lange

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

Is ISIS Islamic? by Noreen Herzfeld

What is a Benedictine Oblate? by Fr. Michael Peterson, Mary Stommes, Nick Tangen, and Holly Christie

Once a Johnnie, Always a Johnnie by Fr. Lew Grobe


Rule of Benedict, Chapter 5 and 71


St. Benedict's Toolbox by Jane Tomaine, page 85-93

  • Tool #1: The Steps to Obedience
  • Tool #2: Remembering a Time of Obedience: A Guided Meditation
  • Tool #3: Tools for Practicing Obedience
  • Tool #4: Grumbling, Recognizing and Stopping that Voice