Guidelines for a Rule of Life

A Rule of Life is an important part of the spiritual path and a traditional aspect of Christian monasticism. By using a Rule, an individual becomes an intentional pilgrim on a sacred journey. The Rule acts as a guide by which one can maintain balance, equilibrium, and navigate their path. This template provides guidelines for developing a personal rule including the role of spiritual direction, the study of sacred texts, establishing a contemplative practice, and discovering one's vocation of the heart.