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From Vivificat:

Quote:Folks, it was years in the making but last year, praised be Jesus and the assistance of the Holy Spirit and thanks to the advice of numerous people, I put together a Personal Rule of Life. I’ve been following it since.

If you want to be holy, you should have one. It doesn’t matter if your write it or not, or how long it is, as long as you have one.

For the nitty-gritty of writing one, please read the following booklet by Fr Michael Woodgate, A Rule of Life for Daily Christian Living. It is published by the Catholic Truth Society. It is filled with lots of valuable advice and insight on how to put one together. Creating A Rule of Life by Dr. Joe Colletti is also a worthy essay on the subject. There’s a good one too from the Episcopalian Benedictines at Washington’s National Cathedral, Creating a Rule of Life.

I also humbly offer my own Rule of Life in PDF, which you may download from here.

Feel free to ask me any questions on this subject. If I can’t answer them. I’ll try to steer you to the right person or source for the answer or simply say, “I don’t know”.

Remember, things that work for me may not work for you. Use mine as an example or guide, not as a blueprint. If you have problems downloading the document from Google Docs, let me know via email (click on the e-mail link in the left sidebar) and I’ll email it to you.

Take advantage of this Lenten season to write one! May the Lord richly bless all of us as we grow toward him during this Lent.

The PDF mentioned in the article is here.

If you are called to write one of your own, here's a few pages from the main FE site to help you:

Thinking Catholic: The Catholic Worldview

The Catholic Day, Week, and Month

The Domestic Church:: The Catholic Home


Heck just about anything on the Being Catholic page!

And please share!