Benedictine wisdom has taught men and women, generation after generation, not only how to be more Christian, but also how to be more human.

  • It tries to direct eyes and hearts towards heaven, but keeps the feet solidly on earth.
  • It is based on the right distance from the world so as to enter into a deeper relation with it.
  • It is based on love for God, brothers / sisters and, through stability, on fidelity to the place (amatores Dei, fratrum et loci), hence the deep involvement of monasteries with their environment.
  • It contains a treasure of invaluable insights on leadership, management and strategy, highly valued in secular quarters.
  • It is a model for christian community life and a source for the development of social principles