Bibliography on Benedictine Spirituality

Benedict of Nursia RB 1980: The Rule of Benedict in English. Ed. Timothy Fry. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1981.

Bondi, Roberta, To Love as God Loves; Conversations with the Early Church. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1987.

Chittister, Joan, OSB Wisdom Distilled from the Daily; Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1990.

Chittister, Joan, OSB The Rule of Benedict; Insights for the Ages. New York: Crossroad, 1992.

DeWaal, Esther A Life-Giving Way; A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1995.

DeWaal, Esther, Seeking God; The Way of St. Benedict Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1984.

Gregory the Great, Dialogues, Book II: The Life and Miracles of St. Benedict, trans. Odo J. Zimmermann, OSB, and Benedict R. Avery, OSB Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, n.d.

Gruen, Anselm, Heaven Begins Within You; Wisdom from the Desert Fathers Trans. Peter Heinegg New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1994.

Hall, Thelma, Too Deep for Words; Rediscovering Lectio Divina New York: Paulist Press, 1988 (Includes 500 Scripture Texts for Prayer)

Henry, Patrick, ed., Benedict's Dharma; Buddhists Reflect on the Rule of Saint Benedict New York: Riverhead Books, 2001. (Includes a complete translation of St. Benedict's Rule.)

Howard, Katherine, OSB., Praying with Benedict Winona, MN: St. Mary's Press, 1997.

Kodell, Jerome, OSB Twelve Keys to PrayerCollegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1999.

Rolheiser, Ronald, The Holy Longing; The Search for a Christian Spirituality New York: Doubleday,1999.

Schmidt, Joseph, Praying Our Experiences Winona, MN: St. Mary's Press, 2000.

Stewart, Columba, OSB, Prayer and Community; The Benedictine Tradition Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998.

Vest, Norvene, Friend of the Soul; a Benedictine Spirituality of Work Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1997.

Vest, Norvene, Bible Reading for Spiritual Growth; Resource for Small Groups and Individuals San Francisco: Harper Collins Publishers, 1993. (helpful for lectio in common.)

Vest, Norvene, No Moment Too Small; Rhythms of Silence, Prayer, and Holy Reading Boston, MA; Cowley Publications, 1994.

Ward, Benedicta, trans., The Sayings of the Desert Fathers Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 1984.

Wiederkehr, Macrina, A Tree Full of Angels; Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary San Francisco: Harper and Row, Publ., 1988.