Benedictine Spirituality: Appropriate For our Time

Posted July 12, 2019 3:52 am by Sr. Theo Kristen Hauck

Benedictine Spirituality: Appropriate For our Time

Benedictine spirituality is rooted in the cultivation of good habits. The Benedictine motto, “Prayer and Work,” highlights this simplicity of obedience to our daily duties. While there are times allotted for prayer and for work, ultimately there is to be no division between the two. Washing the dishes becomes just as sanctifying and meritorious as morning prayer when we accept it in obedience and do it with the intention of serving the Lord. In other words, it is our small daily habits and how we do them that makes us holy. For the Benedictine, if you want to convert the

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