The Christian life is meant to be one of unity. It is about making the whole of life holy. The path of eternal life is an integrated journey we must make each day by embracing rhythmic lives of prayer, work, faithfulness and conversion. These rhythms, through the grace of God, give our lives strength and sacred purpose, most often through the very ordinary.
This ideal found concrete expression early in the history of Christianity through the lives of monks and nuns living according to the ancient Rule of St. Benedict. While not everyone is called to be a monk or a nun, all Christians are called to faithfully live the Gospel, and the Rule of St. Benedict offers a time-honored way for anyone to do just that.
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