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St. Francis' Rule and St. Benedict's Rule

A comparison and analysis of these two rules in Christianity which explain how one should live one's life.

Both the Rule of St. Francis and the Rule of St. Benedict pertain to how to live a life in chastity and how to live a life with God. The major rules of both focus on the foundations of a life in being a God's servant, particularly the apostolic way of life and that of belonging in a monastery. This paper explores these two rules and compares their major points.

Though both rules focuses on the same principles of putting God in everything and that everything must be subservient to God, they however generally differ in the characteristics that they were implemented. St. Francis's rules were highly set in terms of practice. Their implementation were more of severity in character especially on matters regarding appropriating temporal things to one's self.

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