Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ceremonial RB

As part of our Jubilee celebration this past weekend, our prioress blessed a ceremonial copy of the Rule of Benedict that we received from the Benedictine Sisters in Duluth, MN. The calligraphy was done by one of their sisters and the illuminations are by their Sister Mary Charles McGough--the premier contemporary Benedictine iconographer in this country--who just died in 2007.

This beautiful book has a whimsical quality to it as the little blue-robed monks you see above appear throughout in various everyday situations. To make inquiries about this unique RB, contact the Gift Shop of the Duluth community: 1001 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, MN 55811

Her modern icon of Benedict and Scholastica is immensely popular and is sold by The Printery House of Conception Abbey.

Photos of ceremonial RB with permission of the Benedictine Sisters of Duluth, MN.
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