Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

St. Benedict on Humility

"The eleventh degree of humility
is that when a monk speaks
he do so gently and without laughter,
humbly and seriously,
in few and sensible words,
and that he be not noisy in his speech.
It is written,
"A wise man is known by the fewness of his words"
(Sextus, Enchidirion, 134 or 145)."
The Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 7

Sigh... I've got a long ways to go.