This paper is a study of Chapter 6: On Silence in The Rule of St. Benedict. It studies verses 1-6. It briefly includes verses 7 and 8, which reinforce Benedict's value of humility and the exhortation to refrain from useless conversation. This study shows the value of silence as a way to stop all interior and exterior chatter in order to have the chance to listen to God, one’s neighbors and oneself. This study also gives a deeper understanding of the Latin word taciturn Tate which emphasizes a state of being which opens the person for a deeper listening.
Arce, Karen F.. 2021. On Silence in the Rule of St. Benedict: A Study of Chapter 6: 1-6. Obsculta 14, (1) : 116-132. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol14/iss1/10.