Holy Rule of St. Benedict

  • by Saint Benedict of Nursia
  • Narrated by John Polhamus
  • 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

St. Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-583 A.D.) is an important historical figure who gave birth to monasticism in the West and shaped its course. During three years of solitude and meditation in a cave, St. Benedict was sought out by dozens of townsfolk who admired him for his piety and character. He later set up 13 monasteries and presided over them as abbot. Convictions he formed about monastic life are contained in the most influential guide for monastic life ever written, The Holy Rule of St. Benedict. It is written for laymen, and emphasizes the value of work, community, simplicity, obedience, moderation and prayer.


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Very well recording. The reader is clear and methodical. Perfect for a short listen. I listen to the recording often.
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- Michele

For study, NOT for pleasure!!!

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You have to be a very wonky Catholic to truly hope to appreciate this work.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2009
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com