Stability

To cultivate rootedness and a shared sense of mission.
"To stand firm in one's promises."  R.B. 58

Videos

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

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

Vocation, Not just Employment by Fr. Jonathan Licari

The Land, the Forest, and the Place of Agriculture at Saint John's by Tom Kroll

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

The Nature of Saint John's by Larry Haeg & Jenny Kutter

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

Texts

Rule of Benedict, Chapter 58

The Reshaping of a Tradition by Sr. Ephrem Hollermann, Ch. 5

Benedictine Vow of Stability Explained

Strangers to the City by Michael Casey, Ch. 13 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation, Ch. 13 by Kate Ritger (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Radical Hospitality by Lonni Collins Pratt & Fr. Daniel Homan, Ch. 6 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Spirituality for Everyday Living by Brian Taylor, Ch. 1 (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Beyond the Walls: Monastic Wisdom for Everyday Life by Paul Wilkes, Ch. 4 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan Chittister, Ch. 58 (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Reflections/Exercises

St. Benedict's Toolbox by Jane Tomaine, page 70-76 and page 117-120

  • Tool #1: Stability and Community
  • Tool #2: Inner Stability
  • Tool #3: Stability and Change
  • Tool #4: Stability and Faith
  • Tool #5: Stability and Perseverance