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Date:August 12, 2015

Benedictine Values

Awareness of God

To look for God in ordinary events of each day (19:1)

Community Living

To become who we are by our relationships with others (72:12)

Dignity of Work

To manifest the dignity of work in God’s creation (48:8)

Hospitality

To offer warmth, acceptance, and joy in welcoming others (53:1)

Justice

To work toward a just order locally and in the larger society (57:9)

Listening

To hear keenly and sensitively the voices of persons and all created beings (Prologue 1)

Moderation

To be content with living simply, finding balance in work, prayer, and leisure (48:9)

Peace

To strive for peace on all levels: with self, others, and God (Prologue 17)

Respect for Persons

To respect each person, regardless of class, background, or abilities (72:7) 

Stability

To cultivate rootedness and a shared sense of mission (58:13-14)

Stewardship

To appreciate and to care lovingly for all the goods of one’s place (31:10)

Taking Counsel

Practicing reflection and discernment in community (3:1)

Truthful Living

To practice wholeheartedness for the Benedictine manner of life (7:68-69)

 

Adapted from the Rule of Benedict & the brothers of  St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota