BENEDICTINE NUNS OF THE PERPETUAL ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
(Moniales Ordinis Sancti Benedicti ab Adoratione Perpetua)
abbreviated name: Benedictine Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration or: Benedictine Nuns of the Blessed Sacrament, or: OSB ap
Saint Benedict calls monastic life “School of the Lord’s Service” – and the Holy Father Paul VI described the monastery of monks as “a house of peace and prayer, where people find themselves and God in themselves. . Then the School of the Lord’s Service is established, namely the school of virtue and contemplation, which originates from the clear and certain indications of the Gospel, from the traditional teaching and the magisterium of the Church. Therefore, by necessity, the monk, crossing with prayer all limitations of space and time, Therefore, by necessity, the monk, crossing with prayer all limitations of space and time, reaches out to all people and to each of them individually. In this way, he becomes a brother of all, a herald of peace and love.
BENEDICTINE NUNS OF THE PERPETUAL ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT belong to the great family of Benedictine Orders, founded in the 6th century by Saint Benedict of Nursia, Patriarch of Western monks and now the Patron of Europe. The cradle of the Order was Subiaco, then Monte Cassino in Italy, near Rome. Patron of the female branch of the order is Saint Scholastica, sister of Saint Benedict.
The BENEDICTINE ORDER refers to the tradition of the earliest monachism thanks to its Rule, which adapts it to the living conditions of the monks in the West. The Rule written in the 6th century by St. Benedict – the faithful echo of the Gospel – thanks to its width, moderation and Christian humanism centered on the Person of Christ (“prefer nothing whatever to Christ”) has created a framework for religious life that lasted fourteen centuries, easily adapting to the different conditions of time and place.
Linocuts: s. Bernadeta Wolska OSBap