To appreciate and to care lovingly for all the goods of this place.
“Regard all utensils as if they were the sacred vessels of the altar.”  R.B. 31


Virgil Michel’s Benedictine Vision of a World Where All Have Enough by Eric LeCompte

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

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

From Ancient Fire to a Humane Future by Richard Bresnahan

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

Lake Sagatagan: A Lake of Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum


Benedictine Bits: The Pines of Saint John’s

Benedictine Bits: Saint John’s Pottery

Benedictine Bits: Stewardship

Rule of Benedict, Chapter 31

Caring for the Environment has a Long Catholic Lineage–Hundres of Years Before Pope Francis (online)

Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation by Kate Ritger, Ch. 2 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

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

The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan Chittister, Ch. 31 (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)