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The following texts are highly recommended for individuals
interested in monasticism, mystical spirituality, and the contemplative way of life.



Azevedo, Marcello. The Consecrated Life. Orbis Books, 1995. Acquire this title!

Benet, Brother Tvedten. The View From a Monastery. Riverhead Books, 1999. Acquire this title!

Chittister, Joan D. The Rule of St. Benedict: Insights for the Ages. Crossroad Publishing Company. Acquire this title!

Chodron, Thubten. Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist Nun. North Atlantic Books, 2000. Acquire this title!

D'Avila-Latourrette, Victor-Antoine. From a Monastery Kitchen. Triumph Books, 1997. Acquire this title!

Dilanni, Albert. Religious Life as Adventure. Alba House, 1994. Acquire this title!

Feiss, Hugh (editor). Essential Monastic Wisdom. Harper, 1999. Acquire this title!

Goehring, James E. Ascetics, Society, and the Desert. Trinity International, 1999. Acquire this title!

Golitzin, Alexander. The Living Witness of the Holy Mountain. St. Tikhons Seminary Press. Acquire this title!

Grant, Zachary. Paths to Renewal: The Spiritualities of Six Religious Founders. Alba House, 1998. Acquire this title!

Kelly, Marcia. Whole Heaven Catalog. Random House, 1998. Acquire this title!

Kline, Francis. Lovers of the Place: Monasticism Loose in the Church. Liturgical Press, 1997. Acquire this title!

Lawrence, C.H. Medieval Monasticism. Addison-Wesley Company, 1989. Acquire this title!

Matarasso, Pauline. The Cistercian World. Penguin USA, 1993. Acquire this title!

McQuiston, John. Always We Begin Again. Morehouse, 1996. Acquire this title!

Meninger, William A. 1012 Monastery Road: A Spiritual Journey. St. Bede's Publications, 1989. Acquire this title!

Merton, Thomas. Contemplative Prayer. New York: Image Books, 1996. Acquire this title!

Merton, Thomas. Dancing in the Water of Life. Harper-Collins, 1997. Acquire this title!

Merton, Thomas. The Seven Storey Mountain. Harvest Books, 1999. Acquire this title!

Milis, Ludo. Angelic Monks & Earthly Men. Boydell & Brewer, 1999. Acquire this title!

Monks of New Skete. In the Spirit of Happiness. Little, Brown, & Company, 1999. Acquire this title!

Nhat Hanh, Thich. An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training. Parallax Press, 1997. Acquire this title!

Norris, Kathleen. The Cloister Walk. Riverhead Books, 1997. Acquire this title!

Oury, G.M. A Monastic Pilgrimage. St. Bede's Press, 1998. Acquire this title!

Pennington, M. Basil. A Place Apart: Monastic Prayer & Practice For Everyone. Liguori Publications, 1998. Acquire this title!

Rausch, Thomas. Radical Christian Communities. Liturgical Press, 1990. Acquire this title!

Rogers, C.G. Poverty, Chastity, & Change: Lives of Contemporary American Nuns. Twayne Publishing, 1996. Acquire this title!

Schmitt, Miriam. Medieval Women Monastics. Liturgical Press, 1996. Acquire this title!

Short, William J. Poverty & Joy: The Franciscan Tradition. Orbis Books, 1999. Acquire this title!

Stewart, George C. Marvels of Charity: History of American Sisters & Nuns. Our Sunday Visitor, 1994. Acquire this title!

Theophane the Monk. Tales of a Magic Monastery. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 1995. Acquire this title!

Underhill, Evelyn. Mysticism. New York, Meridian Books, 1955. Acquire this title!

Ward, Benedicta. The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1984. Acquire this title!

Wetering, J.V. The Empty Mirror. Griffin, 1999. Acquire this title!

Wijayaratna, Mohan. Buddhist Monastic Life. Cambridge University Press, 1990. Acquire this title!

Wilkes, Paul. Beyond the Walls: Monastic Wisdom For Everyday Life. Doubleday, 1999. Acquire this title!

Wittberg, Patricia. Pathways to Re-Creating Religious Communities. Paulist Press, 1996. Acquire this title!