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Benedictine Humility – Christine Valters Paintner 

October 21, 2016

“Near the end of the Rule, Benedict writes: ‘Whoever you are then (follow) this little rule written for beginners’ (Rule 73:8). Humility is key for him, the practice of being rooted in our earthiness and acknowledging our limitations. Humility reminds us that we are always on a journey, we are always beginners, especially when it comes to the spiritual path. We lose sight of the wisdom offered to us when we think we have seen or done it all, or when we think we have finally arrived.
— Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics 

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