Benedictine Values

Sister Ann Kessler, a longtime Mount Marty professor, wrote the book, Benedictine Men and Women of Courage. She described the Benedictine Rule as a pursuit “of personal and communal peace by living the Benedictine way of life. Moderation is the key.” 

Though St. Benedict lived 1,500 years ago — beginning his teachings in a cave before founding religious communities — his beliefs and values have never become outdated. The major tenets are justice, truthfulness, service to others, hospitality, respect and dignity — all centered on the awareness of God.

We aspire to St. Benedict’s teachings at Mount Marty University.


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