Deaconess Anne House practices a spirituality based on St. Benedict’s Rule of Life. St. Benedict (died c. 547 AD) was a monk who founded twelve monastic communities in his lifetime and wrote a monastic rule of life (The Rule of Saint Benedict) valued by clerics, monks, nuns, and laity for its simplicity, adaptability, and accessible spirituality.
Benedict’s rule is built upon the pillars of Stability, Obedience, and Conversion of Life.
Members of Deaconess Anne House commit to living under a rule of life strongly influenced by St. Benedict’s vision of Christian community. In a constantly changing and sometimes fragmented world, St. Benedict offers an alternative way of life in community, grounded in the church’s teachings and committed to fostering deeper relationships with God, the world, and brothers and sisters in Christ.