Trellis of Life

The Rule of Life was written by Saint Benedict in the sixth century as a guide for individual, autonomous communities. A rule of life is not mandatory or coercive. It is a choice for establishing a pattern that nourishes and grows us spiritually. In establishing a rule of life we must consider several ideas. Honoring this contemplative tradition, Gardener's House of Prayer offers this Trellis of Life as the pattern that we set for our daily lives: