The Holy Rule of Saint Augustine – Chapter 8

December 31, 2007



Observance of the Rule

48. The Lord grant you may joyfully observe all these things as lovers of spiritual beauty and fragrant with the good odour of Christ by the goodness of your life: not as slaves under the law but as free under grace.

49. Now, that you may see yourselves in this little book as in a mirror, and in order that nothing may be neglected through forgetfulness, it shall be read to you once a week. And where you find yourselves doing what has been written, give thanks to God the giver of all good things. But where anyone sees that he is wanting, let him repent for the past and take heed in the future, praying that his fault be forgiven and he be not led into temptation.