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   St. Benedict
     The Holy Rule

Chapter 1 - Of the Kinds or the Life of Monks
Chapter 2 - What Kind of Man the Abbot Ought to Be
Chapter 3 - Of Calling the Brethren for Counsel
Chapter 4 - The Instruments of Good Works
Chapter 5 - Of Obedience
Chapter 6 - Of Silence
Chapter 7 - Of Humility
Chapter 8 - Of the Divine Office during the Night
Chapter 9 - How Many Psalms Are to Be Said at the Night Office
Chapter 10 - How the Office Is to Be Said during the Summer Season
Chapter 11 - How the Night Office Is to Be Said on Sundays
Chapter 12 - How Lauds Are to Be Said
Chapter 13 - How Lauds Are to Be Said on Week Days
Chapter 14 - How the Night Office Is to Be Said on the Feasts of the Saints
Chapter 15 - At What Times the Alleluia Is to Be Said
Chapter 16 - How the Work of God Is to Be Performed during the Day
Chapter 17 - How Many Psalms Are to Be Sung at These Hours
Chapter 18 - In What Order the Psalms Are to Be Said
Chapter 19 - Of the Manner of Reciting the Psalter
Chapter 20 - Of Reverence at Prayer
Chapter 21 - Of the Deans of the Monastery
Chapter 22 - How the Monks Are to Sleep
Chapter 23 - Of Excommunication for Faults
Chapter 24 - What the Manner of Excommunication Should Be
Chapter 25 - Of Graver Faults
Chapter 26 - Of Those Who Associate with the Excommunicated
Chapter 27 - How Concerned the Abbot Should Be about the Excommunicated
Chapter 28 - Of Those Who Having Often Been Corrected Do Not Amend
Chapter 29 - Whether Brethren Who Leave the Monastery Ought to Be Received Again
Chapter 30 - How Young Boys Are to Be Corrected
Chapter 31 - The Kind of Man the Cellarer of the Monastery Ought to Be
Chapter 32 - Of the Tools and Goods of the Monastery
Chapter 33 - Whether Monks Ought to Have Anything of Their Own
Chapter 34 - Whether All Should Receive in Equal Measure What Is Necessary
Chapter 35 - Of the Weekly Servers in the Kitchen
Chapter 36 - Of the Sick Brethren
Chapter 37 - Of the Aged and Children
Chapter 38 - Of the Weekly Reader
Chapter 39 - Of the Quantity of Food
Chapter 40 - Of the Quantity of Drink
Chapter 41 - At What Times the Brethren Should Take Their Refection
Chapter 42 - That No One Speak after Complin
Chapter 43 - Of Those Who Are Tardy in Coming to the Work of God or to Table
Chapter 44 - Of Those Who Are Excommunicated; How They Make Satisfaction
Chapter 45 - Of Those Who Commit a Fault in the Oratory
Chapter 46 - Of Those Who Fail in Any Other Matters
Chapter 47 - Of Giving the Signal for the Time of the Work of God
Chapter 48 - Of the Daily Work
Chapter 49 - On the Keeping of Lent
Chapter 50 - Of the Brethren Who Work a Long Distance form the Oratory or Are on a Journey
Chapter 51 - Of the Brethren Who Do Not Go Very Far Away
Chapter 52 - Of the Oratory of the Monastery
Chapter 53 - Of the Reception of Guests
Chapter 54 - Whether a Monk Should Receive Letters or Anything Else
Chapter 55 - Of the Clothing and the Footgear of the Brethren
Chapter 56 - Of the Abbot's Table
Chapter 57 - Of the Artists of the Monastery
Chapter 58 - Of the Manner of Admitting Brethren
Chapter 59 - Of the Children of the Noble and of the Poor Who Are Offered
Chapter 60 - Of Priests Who May Wish to Live in the Monastery
Chapter 61 - How Stranger Monks Are to Be Received
Chapter 62 - Of the Priests of the Monastery
Chapter 63 - Of the Order in the Monastery
Chapter 64 - Of the Election of the Abbot
Chapter 65 - Of the Prior of the Monastery
Chapter 66 - Of the Porter of the Monastery
Chapter 67 - Of the Brethren Who Are Sent on a Journey
Chapter 68 - If a Brother is Commanded to Do Impossible Things
Chapter 69 - That in the Monastery No One Presume to Defend Another
Chapter 70 - That No One Presume to Strike Another
Chapter 71 - That the Brethren be Obedient to One Another
Chapter 72 - Of the Virtuous Zeal Which the Monks Ought to Have
Chapter 73 - Of This, that Not the Whole Observance of Righteousness is Laid Down in this Rule