The Monastery of the Ascension

Home of Fr. Hugh Feiss, author of "Essential Monastic Wisdom." Includes information on the monastery and its Retreat House, Benedictine Distance Learning, and Oblate programs.

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie

Home of Sr. Joan Chittister, author of many books including "Wisdom Distilled from the Daily." Includes information on spirituality programs, a prayer and liturgy schedule, oblates and publications.

Orbis Books

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Includes publications by Orbis Books on a wide range of Catholic and spiritual subjects.

The Order of St. Benedict

Includes an index to texts on-line and gateway to bibliographic index. Available in seven languages.


Chittister, Joan, "Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today," HarperCollins, 1990.

Chittister, Joan, "The Illuminated Life: Monastic Insights for Seekers of Light," Orbis Books, to be released in February 2000.

Chittister, Joan, "The Rule of Benedict: Insights for the Ages," Crossroad Spiritual Legacy Series, 1992.

Feiss, Hugh, "Essential Monastic Wisdom: Writings on the Contemplative Life," HarperCollins, 1999.

Norris, Kathleen, "The Cloister Walk," Riverhead Books, 1996.

Vest, Norvene, "Friend of the Soul: A Benedictine Spirituality of Work," Cowley Publications, 1997.

de Waal, Esther, "The Way of Simplicity: The Cistercian Tradition," Orbis Books, 1998.

de Waal, Esther, "Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict," The Liturgical Press, 1984.

Wilkes, Paul, "Beyond the Walls: Monastic Wisdom for Everyday Life," Doubleday, 1999.

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