Monastic Life/Rituals


An Unexpected Call by Abbot Douglas Mullin

Her Vocational Journey: a Benedictine sharing of becoming a sister by S. Laura Suhr

Becoming Benedictine: A Brief History by Fr. Columba Stewart

What did you expect monastic life to be like when you first entered?

What is the role of the monk in the church?

Saint John’s Abbey Vocation Story: Fr. Lew Grobe

The Benedictine Perspective Through Videography by Br. Simon-Hoa Phan

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

Not Just Talking About the Weather by Fr. William Skudlarek

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

Lectio Divina: The Ancient Monastic Art of Praying with the Word by Br. David Paul Lange

Musings on Monastic Mergers by Sr. Michaela Hedican

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

Benedictine Monasticism as a Way of Life by Fr. Columba Stewart

The Benedictine Practice of Lectio Divina by Br. Lucian Lopez

The Value of Stability: In this time, in this place by Sr. Nicole Kunze


Benedictine Bits: Benedictine Medal

Benedictine Bits: IOGD

Benedictine Bits: Lectio Divina

Benedictine Bits: Spirituality Center of Saint Benedict’s Monastery

The Reshaping of a Tradition by Sr. Ephrem Hollermann

The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

A Not-So-Unexciting Life Edited by Carmel Posa (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Monastery Talks: At Home with Saint Benedict by Mark Scott (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Prayer & Community: The Benedictine Tradition by Columba Stewart, Ch. 4-6 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Praying with Benedict by Korneel Vermeiren (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Sacred Rhythms: The Monastic Way Every Day by Br. Francis de Sales Wagner (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

What Are You Looking For? by Joan Chittister (available in Quad 241)

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

Saint Benedict’s Wisdom: Monastic Spirituality and the Life of the Church by Luigi Gioia (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Prayer (photo courtesy of Saint John's Abbey)