Welcome to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist

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  1. Jaan Sass on April 25, 2016 at 12:27

    I wish that I had seen this during Lent. I have attempted to write a personal rule but each time it was cluttered by tasks that I never followed through on, I like the way this workbook is setup starting the rule not from a person’s agenda instead looking for seeds that we can grow in are lives. I guess my past rules where written more from what I desired to accomplish not about the actual seeds in my life

  2. a city monk on February 8, 2016 at 10:59

    For some years now I have kept an horarium, but I came by it by searching monastic communities that posted their horariums on line and then chose the one closest to the “daily-ness” I was already living. It helped the deepening of the Prolongation of the Eucharist in the Liturgy of the Hours, and opened my heart to being a voice in the praying voice of the church. Community. Mmm, but it lacked balance/harmony… The horarium became gradually sort of a tool for “time management”. But not in the early years. It may be in fact that I was missing a rule of life and the horarium then is the fruit of the rule of life. The monasteries each had their rules…based on a cenobite journey. I’ve long tried to use the Rule of St. Benedict as my trellis. Again, the cenobite focus leaves branches waving in the wind. So, here I am…
    back in the beginning.

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