Philosophy of Care

"Before all things & above all things, care must be taken of the sick, so that they may be served in very deed as Christ himself..."

Rule of St Benedict

St.Benedict, whose 6th Century Rule is followed by the Community of St.Mary at the Cross, has important things to say about the care of the sick, the aged and of children. In it we can find sound advice on management; on interpersonal relationships; on the need for consultation; the use of resources; how to live a balanced life and come to personal fulfilment, to name but a few.