School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Theology


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Columba Stewart, OSB

Subject Categories

Christianity | Practical Theology


This paper is an exegesis of selected chapters of the Rule of St. Benedict, specifically chapters thirty-three, thirty-four, fifty-four, fifty-five, and fifty-eight, to examine issues of monastic poverty, private vs. common ownership, avarice, simplicity, detachment, and related issues.



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