Rule of St Benedict

a set of rules for monastic life devised by an Italian monk, Benedict of Nursia, in the 6th century; became the basis for Western monasticism

Medieval glossary. 2014.

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  • Rule of St. Benedict — • Lengthy article on the text of the Rule and its composition, some analysis, and practical application Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rule of St. Benedict     Rule of St. Benedict …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Rule of Saint Benedict — The Rule of Saint Benedict ( Regula Benedicti ) is a book of precepts written by St. Benedict of Nursia for monks living in community under the authority of an abbot. Since about the 7th century it has also been adopted by communities of women.… …   Wikipedia

  • Benedict Biscop — (* 628; † 690) war ein englischer Mönch aus Northumbria, der sich der Regula Benedicti verpflichtet fühlte, insgesamt fünf Mal nach Rom reiste, zwei Klöster gründete und wesentlich die Vorläufer des Benediktinertums in England beeinflusste.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Benedict van Haeften —     Benedict van Haeften     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Benedict van Haeften     (Haeftenus).     Benedictine writer, provost of the Monastery of Afflighem, Belgium; born at Utrecht, 1588; died 31 July 1648, at Spa, Belgium, whither he had gone to …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Benedict of Nursia, Saint — born с 480, Nursia, Kingdom of the Lombards died с 547 Founder of the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy, and father of Western monasticism. Born into a prominent family at Nursia in central Italy, he rejected the immoral and… …   Universalium

  • Benedict of Aniane — (c. 750 821)    A Visigothic monk and reformer, Benedict of Aniane was a close advisor of the Carolingian emperor Louis the Pious. He helped establish the Rule of Benedict of Nursia as the official rule of monastic life in the Carolingian Empire… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Benedict of Nursia — Saint Benedict redirects here. This article is about the founder of Western monasticism; for other saints named Benedict, see Benedict. Infobox Saint name=Saint Benedict birth date=c. 480 death date=c. 547 feast day=Western Christianity: 11 July… …   Wikipedia

  • Benedict — (c. 480–c. 550)    Saint and Order Founder.    The brother of St Scholastica, Benedict was born in Nursia, Italy, and was educated in Rome. He became a hermit at Subiaco where he was joined by a group of disciples. In c. 525 he moved to Monte… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Rule of the Master — The Rule of the Master is an anonymous sixth century collection of monastic precepts. It was used by Benedict of Nursia as source material for his own Rule of Saint Benedict. It is no longer in active use by any monastic community …   Wikipedia

  • rule — noun 1》 a regulation or principle governing conduct or procedure within a particular area of activity.     ↘a code of practice and discipline for a religious community: the Rule of St Benedict. 2》 control or government: an end to British rule. 3》 …   English new terms dictionary

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