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Living By the Rule of St. Benedict

I hope that you are finding the blog interesting and thought provoking. I hope that you can learn something about our life and who we are as Benedictine women who live monastic life in Ferdinand, Indiana. 

Sr. Jill Marie reading from the Rule.

The main way that we live this life is by following the Rule of St. Benedict. The rule organizes the monastic day into regular periods of communal and private prayer, sleep, spiritual reading, and manual labor. It was written around 530 in Italy. When we first come to the community we take classes and learn about the Rule.  We gain knowledge as we progress in life as we read it daily. The button below will take you to an article written by one of our sisters that does a great job explaining some things.