For Benedict, community was not simply the place where one seeks God but its vital means. It's been said that his genius was to situate the individual search for God within a communal context that shaped as well as supported the quest. The well-balanced Rule of St. Benedict has sustained over 1,500 years of Benedictine monasteries around the world and is centered on the Gospel. Our group attempts to learn ways to apply this Rule into our 21st century secular lives and to form a monastic group one afternoon a month. We gather at 12:30 p.m.; then at 1 PM, we pray the noonday prayers, enjoy lunch and study a chapter of the Rule, and end with midday prayer. This group includes members from around the Metroplex and is ecumenical. As the Rule states: "All guests are to be welcomed as Christ."
The Friends of St. Benedict, a Benedictine Community, meets the last Sunday of every month from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m..