Simple Life

Saint Benedict wrote his rule at the monastery of Monte Cassino, Italy, in the 6th century. The rule imposes a simple life dominated by worship, prayer, reading, and work. It was adopted widely, and there are still a number of Benedictine monasteries today.

Cloister gives access to main buildings and provides space for private study

Refectory, where meals are taken

Herb and vegetable gardens

Refectory, where meals are taken

Herb and vegetable gardens

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