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He went on to found several monasteries, the most famous of which is that of Monte Cassino between Rome and Naples.
‘It has helped me to focus on God in the midst of all the unexpected ups and downs that life presents’
Esther de Waal
His Rule for his monks is about seeking Christ whilst living in a community bound in love to one another, and in the ordinary circumstances of daily life.
It balances work and prayer, work being physical, manual labour and prayer through the regular reciting of the psalms and reflective reading of scripture. Gloucester Cathedral started life as a Benedictine abbey.
To find out more about Benedict and his Rule and about Benedictine life today, you can follow these links, or read these books:
Some interesting books: