The Rule in Bits and Pieces is a collection of over 140 reflections covering every chapter of the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict. In this collection, Father Donald Raila, O.S.B. has brought together a diversity of contributions from the Benedictine monks and Oblates of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Each contributor expresses his or her unique understanding of the power of the Rule as a tool for directing our daily, 21st century lives towards balance and fullness in Christ. Through these reflections, we see the inspiration and genius of Saint Benedict in creating a daily rigor of prayer and work that supports our physical and emotional needs and furthers us along the path of spiritual development. Hardcover edition.
Rev. Donald Raila is a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey. He has been director of Oblates since 1988. During that time he has written quarterly letters to the community of Oblates and Friends of Saint Vincent Archabbey. These letters formed the basis for the collection Lessons from Saint Benedict: Finding Joy in Daily Life a series of 26 letters written by Father Donald. A Study Guide to Lessons from Saint Benedict has also been published. He is also editor of the book, The Rule in Bits and Pieces, a collection of over 140 reflections covering every chapter of the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict. His other book is Nadeem Feroze: Oblate of Saint Benedict, Pakistani, Defender of the Faith. This book, Joy in the Life of a Follower of St. Benedict: An Exploration of Joy in Lent and in the Whole of Christian Life, is scheduled to be released in fall of 2022.