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  The Order of Saint Benedict (OSB). Index. Information about monastic Benedictines, men and women, and the Rule of ...
Ateneo Sant'Anselmo, Roma; American Benedictine Academy, the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities (ABCU), bibliographies, Intl Commission on Benedictine Education
Benedictine Musicians of the Americas; Partners Across Borders.
Anglican Benedictines and Friends of St. Benedict; and others.
www.osb.org   (223 words)

  BENEDICTINES - LoveToKnow Article on BENEDICTINES   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Subiaco in the Abruzzi was the cradle of the Benedictines, and in that neighborhood St Benedict established twelve monasteries.
The organization of the Benedictine houses into provinces or chapters under this legislation interfered in the least possible degree with the Benedictine tradition of mutual independence of the houses; the provinces were loose federations of autonomous houses, the legislative power of the chapter and the canonical visitations being the only forms of external interference.
The English Benedictines never advanced farther along the path of centralization; up to their destruction this polity remained in operation among them, and proved itself by its results to be well adapted to the conditions of the Benedictine Rule and life.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BE/BENEDICTINES.htm   (3659 words)

 Benedictines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Benedictines follow the rule of Benedict of Nursia, the founder of western monasticism.
The French revolution of 1789, the re-emergence of the Napoleon empire, and the rule of Joseph II of Austria led to the secularisation or destruction of Benedictine houses.
Benedictine churches and monasteries contain devotional pictures of St Bernard wearing the fl habit of the Benedictines.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/christ/early/benet.html   (504 words)

 The Rule of St. Benedict   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benedictine hospitality goes beyond the exercise of the expected social graces—the superficial smile or the warm reception of expected guests.
For Benedictines, the idea that gardening tools were just as important as chalices has come to mean a total way of life which emphasizes wholeness and wholesomeness and connectedness; the body, the mind, the spirit, material things, the earth—all are one and all are to receive proper attention.
Benedictine monasteries—with their message of balance and moderation, stability, hospitality, and stewardship—were credited with the preservation of Western culture, and Benedict himself was named patron of Europe.
www.thedome.org /sisters/rule.html   (1241 words)

 Benedictine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benedictines are usually members of the Roman Catholic Church or one of the churches of the Anglican Communion, although they are occasionally found in other Christian religious denominations as well.
Outside a monastic context, "Benedictine" may also refer to a follower of another Benedict, especially a Saint Benedict or a Pope Benedict.
"Benedictine" is also used as a more general adjective; thus, the papacy of a particular Pope Benedict may be called the "Benedictine era".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Benedictines   (240 words)

Though a Benedictine himself born in Aquitaine and trained at Saint-Seine near Dijon, Benedict was imbued with the rigid austerity of the East, and in his Abbey of Aniane practiced a mode of life that was severe in the extreme.
Another phase of Benedictine influence may be founded in the work of those monks who, from the sixth to the twelfth century, so frequently acted as the chosen counsellors of kings, and whose wise advice and guidance had much to do with the political history of most of the countries of Europe during that period.
In this way the true Benedictine ideal was restored, whilst by means of general chapters, at which every monastery of the congregation was represented, and by the periodical visitations made by the presidents or others elected for that duty, uniform observance and regular discipline were preserved.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02443a.htm   (17092 words)

 Saint Anselm's Parish, Tokyo, Japan
Benedictine communities in Europe played an invaluable part in keeping alive the light of Christian faith, and with it western civilization, during the Dark Ages from about A.D. 600 to 1100.
The Benedictine community in Japan's is a dependent priory of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, U.S.A. (Saint John's conducts a university and theologate where many of its monks work and teach.) Most of the monks in Japan are American, but the founders were Swiss (Fr.
It is possible for a layperson to become particularly connected to the life of a Benedictine community by being an oblate of Saint Benedict.
www.saintjohnsabbey.org /lawrence/anselm.html   (622 words)

 National Catholic Reporter: Benedictines welcome women to make temporary co... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Now the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pa., have done something about it, welcoming Christian women of all ages and life stages to become temporary members for one to three years.
As the Erie Benedictine community developed it, the program invites temporary members to live in community to acquire the spirit of monastic spirituality that will bolster the rest of their lives.
There are 140 Erie Benedictines, median age 62, active in ministries that include art, social work, retreat centers and inner-city ministries with the poor.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:58170164&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (879 words)

 Search Results for "Benedictines"
...abbey, monastic house, especially among Benedictines and Cistercians, consisting of not less than 12 monks or nuns ruled by an abbot or abbess.
It is now restricted to priests and choir monks among the Benedictines, and some few other monastic orders, as Dom Mabillon, Dom...
The fl habit of the Benedictines was changed to unbleached white and the Cistercians became known as...
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Benedictines   (276 words)

 Benedictines. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The first Benedictine monastery was at Monte Cassino, Italy, which came to be regarded as the symbolic center of Western monasticism.
The whole of Benedictine life was experienced in common, the waking hours being devoted principally to worship and work, especially manual labor.
Benedictine nuns, originally founded by St. Benedict and his sister Scholastica as an enclosed order, now often do missionary and educational work in communities.
www.bartleby.com /65/be/BenedctMon.html   (392 words)

 Benedictine Sisters of Erie
Benedictines are the oldest religious order in the Roman Catholic Church.
Benedictines for Peace was organized nationally in 1980 to bring Benedictines to a fresh recognition of their charism of peace.
Today, Benedictines for Peace groups address social justice and peace issues that are of local, state, national and international concern.
www.eriebenedictines.org /Pages/MONASTERYLIFE/bfp.html   (563 words)

 The Crusader period
The lands of the Benedictines were truly notable: 34 villages[1] (some of which were actual property, others were promised property) in the Lower Galilee, especially in the lands around the mountain, and 22 villages in the Jordan valley or beyond the Jordan.
To the Benedictine abbot and surviving monks, you will give the necessities of life, according to the judgment of the archbishop of Tyre and of the Abbot of Holy Mary of the Valley of Josaphat, who lives in Acre.
Other Benedictines raised some difficulties and in 1257 Alexander IV ordered the abbot of Holy Mary of the valley of Josaphat to help the Hospitalers obtain the goods and privileges attached to the convent on Tabor, if need be, by using the threat of excommunication.
www.christusrex.org /www1/ofm/san/TAB14cru.html   (3095 words)

 Benedictines for Peace
Recognizing this call to be peacemakers, Benedictines for Peace (BFP) gives a common voice to a vision of peace as we confront the violence of our day with the love of Christ that it might be transformed by our prayer and actions.
National Benedictines for Peace (BFP) was organized in 1980 in response to the threat of nuclear war.
The solidarity of Benedictines standing for peace is strengthened by a Newsletter, prayer services, petitions, and special projects like the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the U.N. Document on Human Rights.
www.mountosb.org /bfp.html   (410 words)

 Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome
It was a single priestly ordination, that of a Benedictine, but to the several hundred present it seemed like the replanting of a foundation stone.
It was the first Benedictine ordination to take place in the Basilica of Norcia in 200 years.
As we stood within in the walls of the house where St. Benedict was born in 480, we reflected on what the return of the Benedictines as well as the election of Pope Benedict XVI meant to the Church.
www.zenit.org /english/visualizza.phtml?sid=73863   (1876 words)

 Andechs Monastery - Church & Monastry - Benedictines
Here he drafted the Benedictine Rule, the “Regula Benedicti”, the most important document for the conduct of monastic life in the West, for his ever-increasing community of monks.
Benedict was influenced by the early Christian monastic movement, its search for God, and the “yearning for the fundamental Church”, which was regarded with heart and soul (fourth Chapter from the Apostles).
Benedictine’s rules call out for common cause, yet they also leave room for the uniqueness of the individual and each individual’s own way to God and a singular approach to individual creativity or work in attaining fulfillment.
www.andechs.de /englisch/kloster/benediktiner   (219 words)

 Saint Meinrad :: Monastery : Vocations
The Benedictine community of monks at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana has a rich heritage of serving the Catholic Church.
As Benedictines, the monks live by the Rule of St. Benedict, a common-sense way of living in community and in devotion to God that was written 1,500 years ago.
Benedictines are known for their respect for others, their devotion to prayer and liturgy, and their stewardship of the resources God provides.
www.saintmeinrad.edu /monastery_vocations.aspx   (349 words)

 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of February 17
Saint Fortchern is said to have been converted to the faith by Saint Loman, whom he succeeded as bishop of Trim, Ireland, before becoming a hermit (Benedictines).
At the age of 72, he was captured, tortured, and strangled for the faith (Benedictines).
He was a champion of Saint Bernard when the latter was preaching his crusade (Benedictines).
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0217.htm   (2469 words)

 Saints of May 22
He joined the Benedictines at Vallumbrosa and eventually became abbot- general of the congregation and bishop of Pistoia.
He is said to have made six pilgrimages to Jerusalem and to have taken the Benedictine habit in the Holy Land.
Peter was sent to Orvieto in 1199 as papal governor to repress the excesses of the Catharist heretics.
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0522.htm   (2482 words)

 Benedictines on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benedictine monks attend the daily midday mass inside the crypt of the church of Fleury, which houses the remains of St.Benoit, the founder of the order.
The stained-glass windows in the Benedictine Abbey in Oklahoma are a popular part of the tour.
Twice a week, Benedictine monks rehearse singing psalms under the supervision of a trained brother.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/b/benedctm1on.asp   (1120 words)

 Andechs Monastery - Church & Monastry - Benedictines - How to Become a monk
The life of the Benedictine Order has evolved from a very long spiritual tradition in the past and continuously seeks new relevance to Christian life in the present.
Young men who feel affinity to the Benedictine way of life and are considering entering a monastery should above all else be prepared to enter a deep and steadfast search for God and at the same time possess the ability to attach one’s self to a community for life.
This year serves as an initiation into Benedictine life, combined with studies of the Holy Scriptures, the Liturgy and the history of monasticism.
www.andechs.de /englisch/kloster/benediktiner/moench_werden.html   (464 words)

 Grace and Compassion Benedictines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grace and Compassion branch of the Benedictine Family was founded by Miss Mary Garson in 1954.
The Benedictine emphasis on the Divine Office and its dignified and orderly recitation make it clear that if God is worshipped and served as he is entitled to be, everything else will fall in to its rightful place.
Communication, mutual interests and growth are provided for by means of visits, Sisters' Newsletters, meetings and reunions of Juniors, Finally Professed Sisters and Superiors, and interchange of Sisters from one country to another for short or longer periods.
www.dabnet.org /gcb.htm   (1009 words)

 Ministries of the Ferdinand Benedictines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a Benedictine, I feel my prayer life and belonging to a religious community has been an influence on me to be able to minister to the children, parents, patients, doctors, nurses, and our own sick.
As prayer is the very center of our lives, it is not difficult to encourage and assist catechists in the "how to" as well as the importance in teaching their students and helping them realize they must strive to become truly prayerful persons in order to be able to cope with all that life entails.
I am a Benedictine missionary serving in Guatemala, C.A. In response to the call of Pope John XXIII in l965,the Benedictines of Ferdinand had a dream of sharing their way of life with brothers and sisters in a Latin American country.
www.thedome.org /ministry   (5083 words)

Benedictine monasteries today do not constitute an Order, but are grouped in Congregations which form the Benedictine Confederation.
Benedictine life is the search for God through prayer and work in community.
As there is no other work specific to Benedictines, what is undertaken depends on local need.
www.ozvocations.catholic.org.au /directory/religious/benedictines_arcadia.html   (466 words)

 Abbey Works
One of the ways his Rule provides for the balanced life necessary for mental, spiritual and physical health was to make sure that our day includes a fair amount of labor, whether manual or intellectual or both.
Benedictines are supposed to earn our own living insofar as that is possible.
Currently, we run a small altar bread distributing business, selling hosts made by another contemplative community, the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, MO. One of our plans for the summer of 2001 is to put this business online.
www.walburga.org /com_work.html   (620 words)

 Address to the Sylvestrine Benedictines, 8 September 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Chapter meeting is a providential opportunity for your Institute to reflect on the challenges of the present time and to seek new ways in which to express your charism.
A contemplative and anxious to be consistent with the Gospel, Sylvester became a hermit, practising a strict ascetical life and growing in a deep and vigorous spirituality.
You would like to focus your attention on monastic identity in the third millennium, according to the spirit of the holy Benedictine Fathers, Sts Benedict and Sylvester, in order to give life to "evangelical communities that are multicultural, and open to the future, but, at the same time, firmly rooted in tradition".
www.vatican.va /holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/2001/september/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_20010908_benedettini-silvestrini_en.html   (956 words)

benedictine - benedictine, sweet liqueur originated in 1510 by Benedictine monks at Fécamp, France, and...
Bishop (John) McNally and the Benedictines of Ampleforth.
Prophet sharing: in her acceptance speech for the 2002 U.S. Catholic Award, Sister Christine Vladimiroff, speaking on behalf of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, sketches the prophetic vocation of women religious today.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0806984.html   (523 words)

 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of November 3
Brother of Saint Sulian and founder of churches in Pembrokeshire and Anglesey (Benedictines).
Domnus succeeded Saint Desiderius the martyr in the bishopric of Vienne.
Pirmin was born in southern Aragon and became a monk at an unnamed monastery.
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/1103.htm   (8218 words)

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