Daily practices for prayer, meditation, silence are one part of a balanced Rule of Life. The phrase Rule of Life comes from Saint Benedict, referring to the set of 73 directions for a monastic life written in the sixth century. This Rule of Saint Benedict is a series of insights into the art of living, with a rhythmic daily pattern of work, study, community and prayer. Through the centuries people from around the world have found this way of life to be infinitely satisfying, as we discipline ourselves to live in a balanced and thankful manner. Any one or all of the links below are suggested for people both new and long-time practitioners of prayer.