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


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


Rule of Benedict, Chapter 58


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