Re: [Authentic_SCA] Monastic rules regarding drinking
- --- Joan wrote:
> Does anyone know of a monastic rule that restricted or prohibitedThe Rule of St. Benedict is available on line; here is one link: <http://www.kansasmonks.org/RuleOfStBenedict.html>
> drinking alcoholic beverages, or perhaps, imbibing in excess? I am
> working on redefining the identity of the hospitality household to
> which I belong.
> Jehanne of al-Barran,
The vast majority of monks in the middle ages followed that Rule.
Ann in CT
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> The Rule of St. Benedict is available on line; here is one link:Following the link Ann was so kind as to supply, here's the relevant
> The vast majority of monks in the middle ages followed that Rule.
section of the Benedictine Rule, from Chapter 40:
"However, making allowance for the weakness of the infirm, we think
one hemina of wine a day is sufficient for each one. But to whom God
granteth the endurance of abstinence, let them know that they will
have their special reward. If the circumstances of the place, or the
work, or the summer's heat should require more, let that depend on the
judgment of the Superior, who must above all things see to it, that
excess or drunkenness do not creep in."
Assuming that the "hemina" referred to here is equivalent to the
ancient Roman hemina then, according to the conversion tool at
http://www.archelaos.com/ref/, 1 hemina of wine = approx. 0.57 pints.=
Hope this helps.
William the Indecisive