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St. Benedict – Saints & Angels – Catholic Online

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Catholicism portal Philosophy portal. Of the seventy-three chapters comprising the Rule, nine treat of the duties of the abbot, thirteen regulate the worship of God, twenty-nine are concerned with discipline and the penal code, ten refer to the internal administration of the monastery, and the remaining twelve consist of miscellaneous regulations. Stations of the Cross Palm Sunday. Many cathedrals especially in Englandabbeys, and churches, scattered up and down the countries of Western Europe, were the work of Benedictine builders and rule of benedict pdf download.

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