A webinar lecture with Fr. Abbot Peter Verhalen, O. Cist. (Our Lady of Dallas Abbey)
Written for monks living in Italy almost 1600 years ago, The Rule of St. Benedict is remarkable for its wisdom, its discretion, and its clarity. St. Benedict draws on Scripture and the theological tradition that preceded him to craft a text that combines both detailed prescriptions for daily life in a monastery and the principles of a spiritual theology. All these prescriptions and theological principles he sees as foundation of a School for the Lord’s Service. In this webinar we will look at several elements of that “school” that guide any Christian to “run along the path of God’s commandments, our hearts overflowing wit the inexpressible delight of love” (Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue 49).