The Rule of St. Benedict was written originally for people living in monasteries. Today, a burgeoning number of people in the secular world are re-discovering its timeless wisdom—attracted by The Rule’s emphasis on community-and-consensus building, simplicity, hospitality, humility, prayer and praise, and what St. Benedict calls listening “with the ear of the heart.” Judith Valente, a national journalist and author of four spirituality books, will explore how busy Christians can apply The Rule to daily rhythms in ways that nurture the spirit and bring us closer to God. Whether one is a community member or leader, young professional, or stay-at-home parent,The Rule speaks to our fundamental need to cultivate an interior life amidst the daily chaos.