The Montini Group
order to improve our sense of community still further, our MONTINI GROUP will
embark on a study of the RULE of ST. BENEDICT. Our study will begin on Tuesday,
September 17th at 7:45 pm. in the Montini Room, and will meet every
Tuesday until Shrove Tuesday, February 26th (with the exception of
October 15th when there will not be a meeting). Texts will be
provided as appropriate.
Rule of St. Benedict offers a very practical spirituality for those living
together, not just in monasteries and convents but in homes, schools, places of
work and; in our case, a Parish Community. This will be a different kind of
approach from former years, with perhaps less emphasis on matters of doctrine
but greater consideration of ‘faith and
perseverance in good works, under the guidance of the Gospel that we may pursue
our way on His paths, and so we may deserve to see Him who has called us to His
Kingdom.’ (PROLOGUE, Para 21).
meetings will be as follows:
An Introduction: St. Benedict and his
The Prologue: ‘Who longs for life….?’
Living with others. ‘I have joyfully
The Abbot and Community
The Tools of Good Works I
The Tools of Good Works II
The Tools of Good Works III
The Structure of the Community
The Practicalities of Daily Living
Those with special needs
Guests and Hospitality
The Penal Code
Stability, Conversion of Life:
Chapter 72 A Panegyric on Love.
meetings are open to everyone, and those wishing to know more about our Parish
and life in the Catholic Church will be made especially welcome.