The Rule of Benedict

Reflections From Christian Meditators

Order of Chapters

Why are the chapters out of order?

The genius of this blog is that it is the product of a meditating community reflecting together on the Rule of St. Benedict. We meet to reflect and discuss every weekday morning.

We use a method for reflection on the Rule which has us reading through it three times over the course of a year. This method includes weekends.

Because we do not meet as a community on weekends to discuss the Rule, we have no communal reflections to post on this blog for the chapters that fall on weekends.

However, because we cycle three times through the Rule per year we hope to complete communal reflections on all 73 of the Rule’s chapters over the course of the year.

As reflections continue to be posted they will appear in order in the categories drop-down menu. This menu, called ‘Chapters in Order’, is located on the right hand side of the blog below the WCCM logo. Please go to this menu if you wish to read the chapters in order.



5 thoughts on “Order of Chapters

    1. Hi Kitternun,

      It’s because the blog is unfinished. Each weekday we reflect on the Rule and I edit it all and post a new chapter reflection. I aim at doing this weekly, however it may end up being a fortnightly thing for a bit.

      We began the blog when we were up to chapter 39 in our weekly reflections. When I finish posting chapter 73, I will start at the Prologue until we catch up to 39.

      The posts will always appear in order in the category drop-down menu bar on the right of the blog…

      Thanks for reading, and showing your interest..


  1. I had been hoping to someday find reflections on “The Rule” with the unique prespective of fellow practioners of CM, and now i’ve found it in your blog—thank you so much! Your insights are not only helping me recognize more asspects of my everyday life as a meditator where “The Rule’ can be applied, but it is helping me feel more a real part of the Community—not always easy in a “monastery without walls”. Thanks again for this invaluable service —it is greatly appreciated.—Tom Finnigan (Southern California–US)


    1. Thanks Tom. It so good to hear that this blog is helping you in the way it is. It is a communal blog for the community that is the WCCM. We are in it together. Wonderful to hear from you.


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