A Listening Community: A Commentary on the Prologue and by Aquinata Böckmann,Matilda Handl PDF

By Aquinata Böckmann,Matilda Handl

This new booklet via Sister Aquinata Böckmann discusses the Prologue and chapters 1, 2, and three of the guideline of St. Benedict. In a lectio regulae she plumbs the depths of Benedict’s imaginative and prescient. pay attention, the 1st observe of the Prologue, is a key-phrase that describes the most stance of  the person monastic, some of the best, and the complete group. hearing the Scriptures and in them to Christ courses contributors and the group on easy methods to “run at the manner of God’s commandments” towards the target of communal lifestyles in and with Christ. the 1st 3 chapters of the guideline concretize the rules of this communal spirituality of listening: the significance of a rule and a pastor for holding the community’s attentiveness to existence; the superior’s accountability to hear members in the neighborhood; and the mutual listening among chief and group participants, despite their age.
As in her prior books Sister Aquinata proves to be a real consultant into the spirit of Benedict’s Rule, which supplies sound rules for listening in universal in a neighborhood of life.

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