Benedictine Raven Resources

Below you will find video and text materials arranged by topic.  There are direct links to the videos.  For the texts, some contain direct online links where as others list where a physical print copy is available.  Almost all print copies are available for employees to borrow at the Benedictine Institute (Quad 241).

The Benedictine Values link is further divided into content relevant to each of the CSB/SJU Benedictine values, with corresponding definitions, videos, texts, and reflection exercises.

Please note that this compilation of Benedictine resources is a work in progress; additional resources will be added on a regular basis.  Therefore, we may be able to provide guidance toward additional materials not yet posted here if you have needs that you cannot find on this site.  For assistance navigating this site or finding material, please contact Rodger Narloch.

Why is this requirement called the "Raven"?

Benedictine ValuesSt. Benedict and Raven on display at Benedicta Arts Center

History of Saint Ben's and Saint John's

Monastic Life/Rituals

Music/Art Connections

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice


Rule of Benedict

Benedictine Women

Boniface Wimmer/Benedicta Riepp

Saint Benedict/Saint Scholastica

Life and Miracles of Saint Benedict

Mini Grants 

The Benedictine Institute offers mini grants to those faculty preparing one or more courses integrating a Benedictine perspective or Raven distinction.