University of Mary's Benedictine Values

Community

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

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

Hospitality

Receiving others as Christ with warmth and attentiveness

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

Moderation

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

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

Prayer

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

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

Respect for Persons

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

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

Service

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

"The members should serve one another."
(Rule of Benedict 35)