Listen My Son

Listen My Son


Listen My Son captures the spirit of the ancient Rule of St Benedict and applies it to the day to day demands of modern parenting.

Apologies for the high price of this book, but it is good value. In effect it is two books in one as it contains the entire Rule of St Benedict as part of the text.



As a husband and father as well as a Benedictine oblate, Fr Longenecker has learned how to apply the wisdom of St Benedict to his task of parenting. We sometimes talk of the home as “the domestic church” we can also think of it as “the domestic monstery.”

Listen My Son: St Benedict for Fathers is a book of daily readings. The entire text of the classic Rule of St Benedict is included in this book and so makes it great value and a great read.

Benedict’s rule is broken down into daily segments, which is followed by a short meditation which applies the rule to the challenge of modern parenting.

Listen My Son is recommended by many Benedictine monks for the instruction of their oblates and lay members.

For regular input on monastic spirituality, prayer and monastic history why not connect to Fr Longenecker’s popular blog, The Suburban Hermit.



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