A Benedictine Reading List

Please note: This page is also a work in process. 

This list is based on Fr Pius X Harding's Recommended Reading list for Oblates at Mount Angel Abbey, with a few adaptions and additions of my own.

Christ the Ideal of the Monk

Blessed Columba Marmion, OSB, McC Publishing, Ridgefield, CT

A Life Pleasing to God - The Spiritualaity of the Rules of Saint Basil

Augustine Holmes, OSB, Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, MI

Spiritual Letters of Dom John Chapman


Seeking God

Esther de Waal, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

A Life-Giving Way

Esther de Waal, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Living With Contradiction

Esther de Waal, Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, PA

Perspectives on the Rule of Saint Benedict

Aquinata Bockmann, OSB, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Around the Monastic Table

Aquinata Bockmann, OSB, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Strangers to the City

Michael Casey, OCSO, Paraclete Press, Brewster, MA

Toward God

Michael Casey, OCSO, Paraclete Press, Brewster MA

An Unexciting Life

Michael Casey, OCSO, St. Bede's Publications, Petersham, MA

Intoducing Benedict's Rule

Michael Casey & David Tomlins, EOS Verlag Erzabtai St. Ottilien, Germany

The Monastic Journey

Thomas Merton, Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, MI

The Life and Miracles of Saint Benedict

Pope Saint Gregory the Great, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Essential Monastic Wisdom

Hugh Feiss, OSB, Harper Collins, NY

Holy Work, Towards a Benedictine Theology of Manual Labor

Rembert Sorg, OSB, Source Books, Santa Anna, CA

The Rule Of Saint Benedict, ADoctrinal and Spiritual Commentary

Adalbert de Vogüé, OSB, Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, MI

Reading Saint Benedict, reflections on the Rule

Adalbert de Vogüé, OSB, Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, MI

Lovers of the Place

Francis Kline, OCSO, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

The Rule of St. Benedict for Beginners

Will Derkse, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN