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St Benedict and his Rule are popular today, and books abound, by lay and clergy, by Catholic

and other authors. Search “St Benedict” or “Rule of Benedict” or “lectio divina” and you will find

much to read. Below we feature titles by our own noted authors on Benedictine spirituality. For

other authors, scroll down.

Books by Terrence G. Kardong, OSB

Conversations with Saint Benedict (2012)Pillars of Community: Four Rules of Pre-Benedictine

Monastic Life (2010)

The Life of St. Benedict by Gregory the Great: Translation and Commentary (2009)

Day By Day With Saint Benedict (2005)

Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary (1996)

Monkhouse: The chronicle of Assumption Abbey 1977-1995 (1996)

Benedictines (Religious Order Series) (1992)

Asking Benedict: A Study Program on the Rule of St. Benedict… (1992)

Together Unto Life Everlasting: An Introduction to the Rule of Benedict (1986)

Commentaries on Benedict's Rule (1986)

Books by Benet Tvedten, OSB

How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job: A Guide for Benedictine    

Oblates and Other Christians Who Follow the Monastic Way (2013)

           formerly subtitled: An Invitation to Oblate Life (2006)

The Motley Crew: Monastic Lives (2007)

The View from a Monastery:

           The Vowed Life and its Cast of Many Characters (1999; 2006)

A Share in the Kingdom:

            A Commentary of the Rule of St Benedict for Oblates (1989)

All Manner of Monks – Minnesota Voices Project (1986)

Books by Kathleen Norris

Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life (2008)

The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica (2001)

Journey: New And Selected Poems 1969-1999 (2001)

Meditations on Mary (1999) 

Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith (1998)

The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and "Women's Work" (1998)

The Cloister Walk (1996)

The Psalms: The Book of Praises (1997) 

Little Girls In Church (poetry, 1995)

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography (1993) 

The Middle of the World (poetry, 1981)

Additional Authors:

Kathleen Atkinson, OSB, God is always There: Psalms for every Moment (Liguori, 2012). Patrick

Barry, Richard Yeo, Kathleen Norris, et al., Wisdom from the Monastery: The Rule of St.

Benedict for Everyday Life (2006). Marianne Burkhard, OSB (editor), Perspectives On The Rule

Of Saint Benedict: Expanding Our Hearts in Christ (2005). John F Craghan, Psalms for all

Seasons (Lit. Press, 2013). Esther de Waal, Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to

Benedictine Spirituality, (Morehouse, 2004). Wil Derkse, A Blessed Life: Benedictine Guidelines

for Those Who Long for Good Days (Lit. Press, 2009). Mary C Earle, Beginning Again:

Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness, (Morehouse, 2004). Mary Forman, OSB (editor), One

Heart, One Soul, Many Communities (2009). Anselm Grun, OSB, Benedict of Nursia: His

Message for Today (Lit. Press, 2006). Gervase Holdaway, OSB (editor), The Oblate Life (2008).

Christopher Jamison, OSB, Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life (Lit. Press,

2006). David G.R. Keller, Oasis of Wisdom: The Worlds of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

(2005). Jerome Kodell, OSB, Don’t Trust the Abbot: Musings from the Monastery (Lit. Press,

2009). Irene Nowell, OSB, Pleading, Cursing, Praising: Conversing with God through the Psalms

(Lit. Press, 2013). Kenneth V Peterson, Prayer as Night Falls: Experiencing Compline, (Paraclete,

2013). Mark Plaiss, The Inner Room: Journey into Lay Monasticism (St Anthony, 2003). Mary

Reuter, OSB, Running with Expanding Heart: Meeting God in Everyday Life (Lit. Press, 2010).

Kate Ritger, Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation (2014). David Robinson,

Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way, (Paraclete, 2010). Rachel M.

Srubas, City of Prayer: Forty Days with Desert Christians (2008). Judith Sutera, OSB, Advent and

Christmas: Wisdom from St Benedict (Liguori, 2010). Norvene Vest, Preferring Christ: A

Devotional Commentary on the Rule of St Benedict (Morehouse, 2004). Francis de Sales

Wagner, OSB, Sacred Rhythms: The Monastic Way Every Day (St Meinrad, 2011). Roberta

Werner, OSB, Reaching for God: The Benedictine Oblate Way of Life (2013). Jonathan Wilson-

Hartgrove, New Monasticism: What it has to Say to Today’s Church (Brazos, 2008). See also

online: http://www.litpress.org/Subjects.aspx?ID=50

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St Benedict and his Rule are popular today, and books abound, by lay and clergy, by Catholic

and other authors. Search “St Benedict” or “Rule of Benedict” or “lectio divina” and you will find

much to read. Below we feature titles by our own noted authors on Benedictine spirituality. For

Conversations with Saint Benedict (2012)Pillars of Community: Four Rules of Pre-Benedictine

Kathleen Atkinson, OSB, God is always There: Psalms for every Moment (Liguori, 2012). Patrick

Barry, Richard Yeo, Kathleen Norris, et al., Wisdom from the Monastery: The Rule of St.

Benedict for Everyday Life (2006). Marianne Burkhard, OSB (editor), Perspectives On The Rule

Of Saint Benedict: Expanding Our Hearts in Christ (2005). John F Craghan, Psalms for all

Seasons (Lit. Press, 2013). Esther de Waal, Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to

Benedictine Spirituality, (Morehouse, 2004). Wil Derkse, A Blessed Life: Benedictine Guidelines

for Those Who Long for Good Days (Lit. Press, 2009). Mary C Earle, Beginning Again:

Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness, (Morehouse, 2004). Mary Forman, OSB (editor), One

Heart, One Soul, Many Communities (2009). Anselm Grun, OSB, Benedict of Nursia: His

Message for Today (Lit. Press, 2006). Gervase Holdaway, OSB (editor), The Oblate Life (2008).

Christopher Jamison, OSB, Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life (Lit. Press,

2006). David G.R. Keller, Oasis of Wisdom: The Worlds of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

(2005). Jerome Kodell, OSB, Don’t Trust the Abbot: Musings from the Monastery (Lit. Press,

2009). Irene Nowell, OSB, Pleading, Cursing, Praising: Conversing with God through the Psalms

(Lit. Press, 2013). Kenneth V Peterson, Prayer as Night Falls: Experiencing Compline, (Paraclete,

2013). Mark Plaiss, The Inner Room: Journey into Lay Monasticism (St Anthony, 2003). Mary

Reuter, OSB, Running with Expanding Heart: Meeting God in Everyday Life (Lit. Press, 2010).

Kate Ritger, Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation (2014). David Robinson,

Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way, (Paraclete, 2010). Rachel M.

Srubas, City of Prayer: Forty Days with Desert Christians (2008). Judith Sutera, OSB, Advent and

Christmas: Wisdom from St Benedict (Liguori, 2010). Norvene Vest, Preferring Christ: A

Devotional Commentary on the Rule of St Benedict (Morehouse, 2004). Francis de Sales

Wagner, OSB, Sacred Rhythms: The Monastic Way Every Day (St Meinrad, 2011). Roberta

Werner, OSB, Reaching for God: The Benedictine Oblate Way of Life (2013). Jonathan Wilson-

Hartgrove, New Monasticism: What it has to Say to Today’s Church (Brazos, 2008). See also

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