To be humble, showing a modest regard of one’s own skill.
“…they are to practice their craft with all humility”  R.B. 57

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience.”  R.B. 5.1

“…if we humble our hearts the Lord will raise it to heaven.”  R.B. 7.8

“…to lay our petitions before the Lord God of all things with the utmost humility and sincere devotion.  R.B. 20.2

“Above all, let him be humble.”  R.B. 31.13

“…whoever needs more should feel humble because of his weakness”  R.B. 34.4

“All humility should be shown in addressing a guest.”  R.B. 53.6


An Unexpected Call by Abbot Douglas Mullin

Always we begin again! From right answers to cultural humility by Donelle Poling

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

How Hospitality Makes Life Better and Easier by Kathleen Norris

John McCutcheon Shares by John McCutcheon

Musings on Monastic Mergers by Sr. Michaela Hedican

Called to Leadership and Service by Sr. Thomas Welder


Rule of Benedict, Chapter 7 and 57

The Twelve Steps of Humility

Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation by Kate Ritger, Ch. 1 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Living in the Truth: Saint Benedict’s Teaching on Humility by Michael Casey (available in Quad 241 and Clemens Library)

Prayer & Community: The Benedictine Tradition by Fr. Columba Stewart, Ch. 3 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan Chittister, Ch. 7 (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Benedict's cave in Subiaco