The Word Among Us

Lent 2005 Issue

Three Keys to Lenten Joy

St. Benedict's advice still resounds today.

By: Fr. James A. Wiseman

Around the middle of the sixth century, an Italian monk wrote some guidelines for people interested in the monastic life. The result was a small book that he described as "advice from a father who loves you."

The monk's name was Benedict, and his modest little book came to have an impact out of all proportion to its size. Known as the "Rule of St....

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