Readers' Corner

SJU President Michael Hemesath

Dr. Michael Hemesath

Recommended Reading Titles

Rock Springs by Richard Ford

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power by Niall Ferguson

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

The Hill Bachelors by William Trevor

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

The Haunted Land by Tina Rosenberg

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Middlemarch by Georg Eliot

Endurance by Alfred Lansing



CSB President MaryAnn Baenninger, Ph.D.

Recommended Reading Titles


Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Challenging Women Since 1913: The College of Saint Benedict by Annette Atkins

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

You're Not You by Michelle Wildgen

Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg

The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Markings by Dag Hammarskjold

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick 

Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

Abbot John Klassen

Recommended Reading Titles

Without Buddha I Could Not Be Christian by Paul Knitter

The Road to Eternal Life: Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict's Rule by Michael Casey

Conversation With Saint Benedict: The Rule in Today's World by Terrence G. Kardong

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey

Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer

Monastic Vision for the 21st Century edited by Patrick Hart

Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop by Rembert Weakland

The Bible and Science: Longing for God in a Science-Dominated World by Vincent M. Smiles

Marcel Breuer and a Committee of Twelve Plan a Church by Hilary Thimmesh


Prioress Michaela Hedican, OSB


Recommended Reading Titles

 An Infinity of Little Hours by Nancy Klein McGuire

Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr

The Holy Longing by Ron Rolheiser

Meeting Christ in His Mysteries by Gregory Collins, OSB

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Quentins by Maeve Binchy

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Art of Leadership by Notker Wolf, O.S.B and Enrica Rosanna

The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See by Richard Rohr

Challenging Women Since 1913: The College of Saint Benedict
by Annette Atkins