L I S T E N carefully, my child,
to your master's precepts,
and incline the ear of your heart (Prov. 4:20).
Receive willingly and carry out effectively
your loving father's advice,
that by the labor of obedience
you may return to Him
from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.
Rule of St. Benedict - Prol. 1
We are an international community of priests and brothers belonging to the congregation of St. Ottilien living according to the Rule of St. Benedict. As such we strive to seek God and proclaim Christ under a rule and an abbot in a community that is a school of the Lord's service.