University of Mary's Benedictine Values

Community

Striving together for the common good and growing in relationship with God, one another, and self

Rule of Benedict 33
   "Let all things be common to all."

Hospitality

Receiving others as Christ with warmth and attentiveness

Rule of Benedict 53
   "Let all be received as Christ."

Moderation

Honoring all of God's creation and living simply with balance and gratitude

Rule of Benedict 31
   "Regard all things as sacred and do everything with moderation."

Prayer

Attending to the mystery and sacredness of life, abiding in the divine presence, listening and responding to God

Rule of Benedict 4
   "Listen intently to holy readings. Give yourself frequently to prayer."

Respect for Persons

Recognizing the image of God in each person and honoring each one in their giftedness and limitations

Rule of Benedict 4
   "Honor everyone and never do to another what you do not want done to yourself."

Service

Meeting the needs of others in the example of Jesus the servant leader

Rule of Benedict 33
   "The members should serve one another."