No one is to pursue what they judge better for themself,
But instead, what they judge better for someone else. [Rule 72:7]
We are all called to the work of creating a more just, loving world. Social justice is foundational to our Benedictine, Catholic identity. Benedict’s Rule teaches a monastic community how to live in right-relationship. We, too, are called to liberation, to live in right-relationship with each other, ourselves, the environment, and God.
As Benedictine Joan Chittister
writes in her book The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century, “The really holy, the ones who touch God, Benedict maintains, are those who live well with those around them. They are just, they are upright, they are kind. The ecology of humankind is safe with them.” (15)