Rule of Saint Benedict, Latin-English – hardcover
Translated & edited by Abbot Justin McCann, O.S.B.
English – Latin, 214 pages, with a very complete and informative Preface.
Publisher’s Note: The great achievement of St. Benedict, through which the essentials of Western civilization were preserved amid the chaos and confusion of the Dark Ages, cannot be overestimated. And the Rule which he established for his monks has had an influence throughout European history which has extended far beyond the cloisters of his own community. One of the earliest surviving manuscripts written in England is a copy of the “Rule”; and the great number of other copies which have come down to us forms a notable testimony to the veneration and respect which it commanded.
Abbot McCann presents in this book an edition of the Latin text which he intends should be of service both to the monk in choir and to the general reader. Facing each page of Latin is an English translation, carefully revised and evolved over many years of experiment and trial to be at once accurate and readable. Full and helpful notes are given for the convenience of students on all points of difficulty in the Late Latin syntax and vocabulary of the Text. And to assist the monastic Lector, who by ancient custom must recite the Rule at Prime section by section throughout the year, the appropriate dates are given alongside the text.
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We started building the “Chapter House” to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454