The New Conspirators: Why a Monastic Rule?

2 01 2008

by Christine Sine, Mustard Seed Associates

“I was introduced to monastic rules of life in rather an unusual way. I love mystery stories, and was delighted when, about 15 years ago, I discovered a series of novels set in the 12th century in an abbey at Shrewsbury on the Welsh-English border. Brother Cadfael, a “squat, barrel-chested, bandy-legged veteran of fifty-seven,” first swept into my life in A Morbid Taste for Bone, journeying into Wales to bring back the bones of Saint Winifred as patron saint for the Abbey.”

Continue reading Christine’s reflection on the importance of monastic rules here.




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