In Lecture 3 Fr. John F. Hinnebusch, O.P., continues his treatment of the origins and development of semi-eremitical, eremitical, and cenobitical monasticism, the development of monastic life in the deserts of Egypt and Syria, spiritual fathers, early monastic literature, St. Jerome, St. Athanasius, St. Anthony, monastic rules in the Western Church, monastic stability, John Cassian, St. Patrick, St. Benedict, early Irish Christianity, St. Brendan, St. Columba, celtic monasticism, the Franks, the Carolingian Empire, the Dominican debt to St. Benedict, the Divine Office, choral obligations of the Friars Preachers, prayer and preaching, monastic practices of Dominican life, conversatio morum, etc.
Lectures in Dominican history given in 1986 to Dominican friars of the Province of St. Joseph by Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch, O.P. of the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C. Lecture 3 of 25. Audio, 61 min.