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Recommended Readings On Benedictine Spirituality


  • Chittister, Joan OSB. Rule of Benedict: Insights for the Ages (Crossroads)
  • Dean, Eric. Saint Benedict for the Laity, (Collegeville: Liturgical Press)
  • De Waal, Esther. Seeking God: The Way of Benedict, (Collegeville, Lit Press)
  • De Waal, Esther. The Celtic Way of Prayer, (Collegeville: Lit Press)
  • De Wohl, Louis. Citadel of God (Novel about Benedict), (Ignatius Press)
  • Donnelly, Doris. Learning to Forgive, (New York: McMillan Publishing, 1979)
  • Eastwood, Verna. Benedict Rules: Daily Reading of the Rule of Benedict for Young People
  • Evely, Louis. That Man is You, (Paulist Press)
  • Fry, T. ed. RB 1980: Rule of St. Benedict, (Collegeville: Liturgical Press)
  • Henderson, Michael. Forgiveness: Breaking the Chain of Hate, (Wilsonville, OR: Book Partners Inc., 1999)
  • Howard, S. Katherine OSB. Praying with Benedict, (St. Mary’s Press)
  • Hume, Cardinal Basil OSB. Searching for God, (Petersham: St. Bede’s)
  • Kessler, S. Ann OSB. Benedictine Men and Women of Courage, (Available through or contact S. Ann at Sacred Heart Monastery.)
  • Kulzer, S. Linda, Roberta Bondi. Benedict in the World: Portraits of Monastic Oblates, (Collegeville: Liturgical Press)
  • Meninger, William A. The Process of Forgiveness, (New York: Continuum, 1996)
  • Mueller, Joan. Is Forgiveness Possible? (Collegeville MN: Liturgical Press, 1998)
  • Rippinger, J. OSB. The Benedictine Order in the U. S., (Collegeville: Lit Press)
  • Schuster, Fr. Philip. Seeking God’s Will, (Conception Abbey: Printery House –ph. 800-322-2737) (He was killed at the abbey in July, 2002.)
  • Sutera, S. Judith OSB. Work of God: Benedictine Prayer.  (Liturgical Press)



For more information contact:
S. Patricia Heirigs, Oblate Director
Sacred Heart Monastery
1005 West 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078



Benedictine Sisters
Sacred Heart Monastery
1005 W. 8th St.
Yankton, SD 57078

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