Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Twelve (Monastic) Days of Christmas

I figured I'd have a little fun here with the twelve days of Christmas, as a lighter-yet-still-semi-accountable-holding option for these next couple days after Christmas. Unfortunately, as of right now, there are still a couple days for which I'm not sure what I'll do yet ... hopefully I'll come up with something by the time the day arrives! The lines should actually fit in the song, but you might have to do some creative syllabication to make it really work.

My quotes from the Rule of Benedict are from the RB1980 version (edited by Timothy Fry, OSB), a new translation which was done to celebrate 1500 of Benedictine life; this version can be found online in its entirity here, courtesy of Newark Abbey. (But, really, considering you can buy your own personal copy for a mere $2.95, why not consider that option as well?). For a little background on the Rule, there's an article that one of our sisters wrote that can be found here on our website; for a more inclusive collection of articles and translations, visit the Rule section of the online home of the Order of Saint Benedict.

Enjoy!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it safe to say this blog is over?

1/17/2007 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Busy Steph, come back into the virutal world and tell us something profound. Or amusing. Or profoundly amusing...

We miss you!!

1/26/2007 9:56 AM  

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