Discussion around the bestseller The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know more about Benedictine principles.
Originally written for monks, the principles in the Rule of St. Benedict may be applied by anyone and in todays hectic, changing world, following its principles offers a rich spiritual connection to the stability and wisdom of monastic life. This essential guide explains how people who live and work in "the world" are still invited to balance work with prayer, cultivate interdependence with others, practice hospitality, and otherwise practice their spirituality like monks.
Brother Benet Tvedten entered Blue Cloud Abbey in Marvin, South Dakota in 1958. He has been his community's Director of Oblates for nearly thirty years, and held the position of Coordinator of the North American Association of Oblate Directors between 1995 and 1999. He is also the author of A View from a Monastery and How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job.