Top 10 QUOTES of Saint Benedict from his Rule to Help You Live a Holy Life!

St Benedict Quotes
Saint Benedict was a monk and the founder of Western Monasticism. His Feast Day is July 11th. He wrote a Rule to help Monks become holy in life. These quotes from his Rule can also be applied to anyone in the world who desires to get closer to God. Here are our choice of the top 10 Quotes of Saint Benedict:
1. "Whenever you begin any good work you should first of all make a most pressing appeal to Christ our Lord to bring it to perfection."
2. "He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands."

3. "Before all, and above all, attention shall be paid to the care of the sick, so that they shall be served as if they were Christ Himself."
4. "...first show them in deeds rather than words all that is good and holy."
5. "The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.
6. "And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace."
7. “Wherefore let us consider how it benefits us to be in the sight of God and the angels, and so let us take our part in the psalmody that mind and voice accord together.”
8. “The prophet shows that, for the sake of silence, we are to abstain even from good talk. If this be so, how much more needful is it that we refrain from evil words, on account of the penalty of the sin!”
9. “Now, brethren, that we have asked the Lord who it is that shall dwell in His tabernacle, we have heard the conditions for dwelling there; and if we fulfil the duties of tenants, we shall be heirs of the kingdom of heaven. Our hearts and our bodies must, therefore, be ready to do battle under the biddings of holy obedience; and let us ask the Lord that He supply by the help of His grace what is impossible to us by nature. And if, flying from the pains of hell, we desire to reach life everlasting, then, while there is yet time, and we are still in the flesh, and are able during the present life to fulfil all these things, we must make haste to do now what will profit us forever.”
10. “Let us take part in the psalmody in such a way that our mind may be in harmony with our voice.”