The Holy Rule of St. Benedict

St Benedict Subiaco 2

"The man of God, Benedict, among the many wonderful works that made him famous in this world, was also conspicuous for his teaching: for he wrote a Rule for monks, remarkable for discretion and rich in instruction. If anyone desires to know more deeply the life and character of the man, he may find in the ordinances of the Rule the exact image of his whole government: for the holy man cannot possibly have taught otherwise than as he lived."

- Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Read the text of the Holy Rule of St. Benedict

Commentaries on the Holy Rule

Introducing Benedict's Rule
Michael Casey, OCSO & David Tomlins, OCSO

Perspectives on the Rule of Saint Benedict
Aquinata Bochmann, OSB

The Rule of Saint Benedict: A Doctrinal and Spiritual Commentary
Adalbert de Vogué, OSB

RB 1980 in Latin and English with Notes
Timothy Fry, OSB, et al

Commentary on the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict
Dom Paul Delatte, OSB

Benedict's Rule: A Translation & Commentary
Terrence G. Kardong, OSB