Oblate Bibliography

The oblate program has a book lending program to assist oblates in their search for a deeper spirituality; some of these books are listed below.  If you are interested in an oblate program or are interested in monastic spirituality, then the titles listed below may be helpful to you on your search.


Casey, Michael.  The Road to Eternal Life – Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict’s Rule.

_____________.  Sacred Reading – The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina.

_____________.  Strangers to the City – Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict.

Chittister, Joan.  The Rule of Saint Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century (formerly titled The Rule of Saint Benedict – Insights for the Ages.)

_____________. Wisdom Distilled from the Daily – Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today.

Feiss, Hugh.  Essential Monastic Wisdom: Writings on the Contemplative Life.

Holdaway, Gervase, ed.  The Oblate Life.

Pratt, Lonni Collins and Father Daniel Homan, O.S.B.  Benedict’s Way – An Ancient Monk’s Insights for a Balanced Life.

Tvedten, O.S.B., Brother Benet.  How to be a Monastic and Not Leave your Day Job – An Invitation to Oblate Life.

Vest, Norvene.  No Moment Too Small – Rhythms of Silence, Prayer, and Holy Reading.

Waal, Esther de.  A Life-Giving Way: A Commentary in the Rule of St. Benedict.

_______________. Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality.

_______________. Seeking Life – The Baptismal Invitation of the Rule of St. Benedict.

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