Bibliography on Monastic/Benedictine Spirituality


Casey, Michael.  Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina. Ligouri, MO: Triumph Books, 1996.

_____________. Toward God: The Ancient Wisdom of Western Prayer.  Ligouri, MO: Triumph Books, 1996.

_____________ . Truthful Living: Saint Benedict’s Teaching on Humility.  Petersham, MA: St. Bede’s Publications, 1999.

_____________ . The Undivided Heart: The Western Monastic Approach to Contemplation.  Petersham, MA: St. Bede’s Publications, 1994.

Cummings, Charles.  Monastic Practices.  Cistercian Studies 75. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1986.

Dumm, Demetrius.  Cherish Christ Above All: The Bible in the Rule of Benedict.  New York/Mahweh, NJ:  Paulist Press, 1996.

Feiss, Hugh.  Essential Monastic Wisdom: Writings on the Contemplative Life.  San Francisco: Harper, 1999.

Hall, Thelma.  Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina.  New York: Paulist Press, 1988.

Hillery, George A. The Monastery: A Study in Freedom, Love , and Community.  Westport, CT/London: Praeger, 1992.

Hume, George Basil.  Searching for God.  Wilton, CT: Morehouse-Barlow Co., Inc./NY and Ramsey, NJ: Paulist Press, 1977.

Kardong, Terrence.  The Benedictines. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1988.

McQuiston II, John.  Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living.  Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1996.

Mork, Wulstan.  The Benedictine Way.  Petersham, MA: St. Bede’s Publications, 1987.

Smith, Cyprian.  The Path of Life: Benedictine Spirituality for Monks and Lay People.  York, England: Gracewing/Ampleforth Abbey Press, 1995.

Stewart, Columba.  Prayer and Community: The Benedictine Tradition.  Traditions of Christian Spirituality Series. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998.

Vest, Norvene.  Desiring Life: Benedict on Wisdom and the Good Life.  Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 2000.

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