Examining aspects of contemplative life as a Cistercian monk, this paper looks at the intersection of the Rule of St. Benedict and raises the question of its compatibility and implications with Catholic Social Teachings focused on the Church’s teachings on maintaining a ‘preferential option for the poor.’
Phan, Toan. 2019. Monks and the Church’s Obligation for the Poor. Obsculta 12, (1) : 28-36. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol12/iss1/4.