Does the 1500-year-old Rule of Benedict of Nursia have anything to say to the modern world? Yes, for sure it does — in fact, sometimes it seems like it has never been more relevant.
In this one-month e-course, Joan Chittister offers 12 brief audio teachings on aspects of Benedictine spirituality with accompanying written reflections to guide you into a new way of seeing and living. Her practical and inspiring commentary reveals how the Rule can transform both the individual and our world just like it did centuries ago.
You will consider topics such as prayer, creative work, community, humility, hospitality, and listening with Sister Joan as she makes this ancient document accessible, showing how it can provide a spiritual framework around which to organize your life.
In 12 reflections and audio teachings — sent for four weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays — you will receive:
- Audio reflections from Joan Chittister on core elements of Benedictine Spirituality and how to live the Rule of Benedict.
- Questions for reflection, journaling prompts, and suggested creative projects.
- Simple practices to incorporate into your daily life.
- An invitation to participate in a Practice Circle, available 24/7, where you can share responses and experiences with others from our worldwide community and receive further guidance from Joan Chittister.
Joan Chittister is a Benedictine sister with an ecumenical outreach and vision who has written more than 50 books. Her muscular Christianity is grounded in the spiritual practices of the Rule of Saint Benedict, such as silence, hospitality, humility, and peace. You can learn more about her in her Living Spiritual Teachers Project profile. This is her seventh e-course with Spirituality & Practice (see “Also Recommended”).