Community Living

To become who we are by our relationships with others.SJU Commencement
"Let all things be common to all." R.B. 33

"As often as anything important is to be done...call the
whole community together."  R.B. 3.1

Videos

Benedictine Wisdom in the Classroom and Beyond
by Fr. Rene McGraw

What is a Benedictine Oblate? by Fr. Michael Peterson,
Mary Stommes, Nick Tangen, and Holly Christie

Happiness: Benedictine Style by Sr. Michaela Hedican,
Br. David Paul Lange

One Hundred Miles of Harmony by Fr. William Skudlarek & Ajahn Jotipalo

Benedictine Living and Learning: Building Up the Community by Br. Aelred Senna

Building Community, One Person at a Time by Fr. Eric Hollas
CSB Commencement

Once a Johnnie, Always a Johnnie by Fr. Lew Grobe

Texts

Rule of Benedict, Chapter 33

Ten Years After Brother Dietrich's Vision and Spirit
Live on in the Benedictine Institute by Dana Drazenovich

The Reshaping of a Tradition by Sr. Ephrem Hollermann

A Good Neighbor: Benedict’s Guide to Community
by Robert Benson (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
by Parker Palmer (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation by Kate Ritger, Ch. 5 & 10 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Radical Hospitality by Lonni Collins Pratt & Fr. Daniel Homan, Ch. 5 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Prayer & Community: The Benedictine Tradition by Fr. Columba Stewart (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Beyond the Walls: Monastic Wisdom for Everyday Life by Paul Wilkes, Ch. 11 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Reflections/Exercises

St. Benedict's Toolbox by Jane Tomaine, page 224-232

  • Tool #1: Building Communities with Benedictine Practices
  • Tool #2: Curb Idle Talk
  • Tool #3: The Practice of Humility
  • Tool #4: Lead with a Stethoscope, Not a Megaphone
  • Tool #5: Being a Benedictine Person of Peace