|Title:||From the Tools of Good Work to the Heart of Humility: A Commentary on Chapters 4-7 of Benedict's Rule|
Aquinata Böckmann, OSB
|Number of pages:||258|
Sr. Aquinata explores chapters 4-7 of the Rule of St. Benedict. They contain Benedict's instruction of how to learn and live the spiritual art of monastic life that is focused on Christ.
In her close reading of the text and its sources she pursues questions such as the following: How do general Christian rules help us to live in community? How does obedience lead us closer to Christ? How does silence build community? How does humility deepen our love for Christ and those around us? Sr. Aquinata weaves together Benedict's wisdom and today's challenges to show the crucial spiritual elements of his Rule.