SPOTLIGHT ON: Benedictine Spirituality

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“Listen, O my son, to the precepts of the master, and incline the ear of your heart…”  These opening words of the Rule of St. Benedict capture the essential purpose of the Benedictine Spirituality Group at Christ the King. At the monthly meetings, a portion of the Rule is read aloud (thus listening with ears as well as minds).  There is reflection on its application to daily life, and discussion on the insights the reflection has brought to mind.  Included in the meetings is Evening Prayer, or Vespers, and Night Prayer, or Compline.  This structure engages participants in two Benedictine spiritual practices:  Lectio Divina and Opus Dei, or the Work of God.

Everyone is welcome to join the Benedictine Spiritual ministry.  Hospitality is another Benedictine virtue.  Just come?  Anyone interested is encouraged to call the parish office 946-1675 with any questions.


Author: Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Christ the King Parish of Richland, WA has a vast array of opportunities for continued adult faith development and spiritual growth in Christian discipleship. No matter where people are in their journey towards the Lord, there is something for everyone at Christ the King Parish, including: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Adult Bible Studies, classes on the Catholic Faith, programs for returning Catholics, Young Adult Ministry, the Surviving Divorce program, Coming Home for returning Catholics, parish missions and retreats, parenting resources, information on Christian apologetics, etc. Bible studies, which are generally published by Little Rock, Ascension Press, or Word on Fire, average from 8-10 weeks long and are offered both in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information regarding ongoing formation opportunities for adults, or to give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered at the parish to help you on your faith journey, please send us a message through our "Contact" link or send an email to

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