The Order of Saint Benedict

The Rule of Saint Benedict:
Bibliography and Learning Resources

[Radbert reading]

A Bibliography for Students of
the Rule of Saint Benedict
, through 2011.
by Sr. Aquinata Böckmann OSB STD

Sr. Aquinata Böckmann OSB STD, a missionary Benedictine of Tutzing, is an emeritus member of the faculty at the Pontifical Athenæum Sant'Anselmo in Rome.

The classified bibliography of books and articles up to and including part of the year 2011 is enriched by authoritative citations to European monastic resources. The citations are arranged by chapters of the Rule of Benedict and by select monastic topics. Sr. Aquinata's personal bibliography is arranged chronologically.

Learning Resources for the Rule of Benedict

Text and Translations of the Rule of Benedict

Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Spanish and Portuguese.


Index to RB 1980

Comprehensive Index to the Rule of St. Benedict. Keyed to RB 1980 (Lit Press, 1981) by Br. Steven Olderr OSB. Available in two formats: PDF (online; 601 KB) or MS .docx (download for MS Word; 125 KB).

The Rule of Saint Benedict Library CD

Under the editorial direction of Scott Rains, D.Min., after three years of preparation, The Rule of Saint Benedict Library: Primary and Secondary Sources, is available on CD-ROM from the Liturgical Press.

Biblioteca Benedictina Intratext

Texts, translations, concordances, word lists, frequencies. An excellent online resource.

Bibliographic Index of Books to 2000

The bibliography linked above reflects primarily the monastic resources in three academic, Benedictine libraries (CSS,CSB,SJU). The holdings classified in index and more recent works are discovered searching carefully MnPALS, an online catalog of regional resources in central Minnesota. All academic libraries of the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities are strong in monastic holdings.

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Oxford. Corpus Christi College

Ms. 197. Rule of Benedict in Latin and Old English, later 10th cent. (Early Mss. of Oxford Univ.)


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