I thought I would start this page to give you some links to sites about all things Benedictine – suggestions and questions are very welcome, Pax.
The Online Guide to St Benedict www.e-benedictine.com – this site contains lots of easily available information on St Benedict.
The English Benedictine Congregation web site – including the ordo, monasteries and news. www.benedictines.org.uk
The Benedictine Way – a yahoo group which shares information and questions on Benedictine spirituality. Includes daily Gospel readings and reflections; a daily reflection on the Rule from St Mary’s Abbey, Petersham USA and inspiring words from many spiritual writers. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBenedictineWay
Ampleforth Abbey – as well as information about the monastery and school there is an online shop with a good selection of benedictine books and reflections. www.ampleforth.org.uk go to the abbey website itself and gets lots of info and suggestions for lectio and recommended reading – you can even recommend books yourself.
Monastery of Christ in the desert – you can subscribe to weekly newsletters and a homily given by the Abbot. www.christdesert.org
Genesee Abbey – www.geneseeabbey.org Cistercian monks, a foundation from Gethsemani where Thomas Merton was. You can sign up for daily homilies, weekly news, a reflection on lectio and news from the guest master. These monks also bake their own bread so if you are in the USA you could try it out.
Lay Benedictines – www.laybenedictines.org
Order of Saint Benedict – www.osb.org – lots of reading, lectio, general info about things Benedictine. St Johns abbey -at the start to click on- do daily homilies and reflections which are very good.