“Wine maketh even the wise to fall away.”

Monk Enjoying Some Wine

We read that wine is by no means a drink for monks, yet, the monks in our day cannot be convinced of this. Let us therefore agree, at least, not to drink to excess, but sparingly; for “wine maketh even the wise to fall away.” (Eccles. 19:2).

—From The Rule of St. Benedict, ca. 540 A.D., “On The Measure of Drink.”

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