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The Rule of Benedict

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"... an epitome of Christianity, a learned and mysterious abridgement of all the doctrines of the Gospel, all the institutions of the Fathers, and all the counsels of perfection" (Bossuet, 1627-1704, Bishop of Meaux).

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Italian | Latin | Portuguese | Romanian | Spanish


Latin

The Rule of Saint Benedict Library: Primary and Secondary Sources, a CD-ROM from Liturgical Press edited by Scott Rains DMin, includes the Rule in Latin and English translation.

Dutch

English (about the Rule)

  • Comprehensive Index to the Rule of St. Benedict. Keyed to RB 1980 (Lit Press, 1981) by Br. Steven Olderr OSB. Available in two formats: PDF (online; 601 KB) or MS .docx (download for MS Word; 125 KB).

Bibliographic and Learning Resources (click for S. Aquinata's Bibliography, etc.)

English translations, commentaries, and study aids

Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary by Terrence G. Kardong, O.S.B. is the first line-by-line exegesis of the entire Rule of Benedict written originally in English. This full commentary -- predominately a literary and historical criticism -- is based on and includes a Latin text of Regula Benedicti (Liturgical Press). Hardcover, 664 pp., 6 x 9, ISBN 0-8146-2325-5, $64.95.

RB 1980 in Latin and English with Notes is a modern, scholarly translation ed. by Timothy Fry, OSB (Liturgical Press, 1981), 672 p., $39.95. The translation by itself is also available in paperback, $2.95.

Saint Benedict's Rule for Monasteries, translated from the Latin by Leonard J. Doyle OblSB, has been adapted for use at the OSB website with the division into sense lines for public reading of the first edition that was republished in 2001 to mark the 75th anniversary of Liturgical Press. Hardcover and paperback editions of Doyle's translation are available.

The Rule of Saint Benedict Library: Primary and Secondary Sources, a CD-ROM from Liturgical Press edited by Scott Rains DMin, includes the Rule in Latin and English translation.

French

German

Hungarian

Italian

Portuguese

Romanian

Although there are only a few Benedictine women in Romania, there is great interest there in monasticism. Marius Ivascu has created for the OSB website the first translation directly from the Latin text of the Rule of Saint Benedict into Romanian. It is available below both as an Adobe PDF file and as a MicroSoft® Word document. He has also translated St. Gregory's Life of St. Benedict.

Spanish


 

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