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Books for those discerning a Monastic Vocation

Subiaco Vocations
The list author says: "St. Benedict recommends a number of works for his monks to read as they live out their monastic life. We have listed those below, along with recommendations that our own monks have found helpful in their monastic life. We have tried to separate them by levels of complexity...(Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)."
RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English
RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English
"BEGINNER: This is the translation of the Rule of St. Benedict most commonly used in English speaking houses throughout the world."
Twelve Keys to Prayer
Twelve Keys to Prayer
"BEGINNER:  A very basic and short book that outlines 12 keys to living a life of prayer.  It is written by our Abbot Jerome Kodell."
A place called Subiaco: A history of the Benedictine monks in Arkansas
A place called Subiaco: A history of the Benedictine monks in Arkansas
"BEGINNER: This is the only book in print that provides an overview of the history of Subiaco Abbey."
Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of St. Benedict - Hardcover (Voices from the Monastery)
Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of St. Benedict - Hardcover (Voices from the Monastery)
"BEGINNER: Probably the most topical and accessible book describing the overall monastic life of those who seek to follow St. Benedict."
Pax: The Benedictine Way
Pax: The Benedictine Way
"BEGINNER"
Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life
Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life
"BEGINNER"
The Consecrated Life: Vita Consecrata (Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father John Paul II)
The Consecrated Life: Vita Consecrata (Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father John Paul II)
"BEGINNER"
Praying the Bible: An Introduction to  Lectio Divina
Praying the Bible: An Introduction to Lectio Divina
"BEGINNER"
The Benedictine Handbook
The Benedictine Handbook
"BEGINNER"
Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict
Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict
"BEGINNER"
Prayer and Community: The Benedictine Tradition (Traditions of Christian Spirituality)
Prayer and Community: The Benedictine Tradition (Traditions of Christian Spirituality)
"BEGINNER"
The School Of Prayer: An Introduction to the Divine Office for All Christians
The School Of Prayer: An Introduction to the Divine Office for All Christians
"BEGINNER"
Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina
Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina
"INTERMEDIATE:  Probably the best comprehensive introductory book to help one begin to practice Lectio Divina."
A Guide to Living in the Truth: St. Benedict's Teaching on Humility
A Guide to Living in the Truth: St. Benedict's Teaching on Humility
"INTERMEDIATE"
An Unexciting Life: Reflections on Benedictine Spirituality
An Unexciting Life: Reflections on Benedictine Spirituality
"INTERMEDIATE:  Most formation programs in the Benedictine life use this book.  Highly recommended once you are grounded in the Benedictine life, customs and the Rule."
The Monastic Journey by Thomas Merton (Cistercian Studies)
The Monastic Journey by Thomas Merton (Cistercian Studies)
"INTERMEDIATE"
A Life-Giving Way: A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict
A Life-Giving Way: A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict
"INTERMEDIATE"
The Intentional Life: Making of a Spiritual Vocation
The Intentional Life: Making of a Spiritual Vocation
"INTERMEDIATE"
The Love of Learning and The Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture
The Love of Learning and The Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture
"ADVANCED"
Christ, the Ideal of the Monk: Spiritual Conferences on the Monastic and Religious Life
Christ, the Ideal of the Monk: Spiritual Conferences on the Monastic and Religious Life
"ADVANCED"
Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary
Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary
"ADVANCED:  This is the most widely used commentary on the Rule in the English language."
The Liturgy Of The Hours In East And West: Second Revised Edition
The Liturgy Of The Hours In East And West: Second Revised Edition
"ADVANCED"
Basil: Letters and Select Works
Basil: Letters and Select Works
"ADVANCED: Any of St. Basil's works are recommended by St. Benedict."
John Cassian: Conferences (Classics of Western Spirituality)
John Cassian: Conferences (Classics of Western Spirituality)
"ADVANCED: Any of John Cassian's works are recommended by St. Benedict."