Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What would St. Benedict have thought of the monasteries that followed his rules by 800 AD?

St. Benedict was trying to stabilize the Roman area after the downfall of the Roman Empire. He wrote a book of rules on how to humble and obedient. He also wrote rules about how to be a helpful member of your community and how to run a ministry in the correct way. St. Benedict would have thought that the monasteries were humble and obedient if they followed the rules he wrote. He also would have thought that the people were good members of their community. He would have highly respected them. The Church had been entirely corrupted and destroyed the Lords who owned its land. The church reform needed to be put into effect for the laws that St. Benedict created could be imposed. He would have done everything he could to make the reform successful.

Citation: "Benedict of Nursia - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia." Main Page - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 16 Apr. 2010. .

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