St. Benedict is used as an example by Alasdair MacIntyre and Rod Dreher to explain their communitarian response to current conditions; it is not meant to replace the religious vocation.
Traditional religious life: The real “Benedict Option”
Ancient forms of religious life—centered around contemplation and the Divine Office—remain appealing to young people looking to devote their lives to God.
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