Priory Authors Collection


David Kates

Priory Authors Collection

Priory is blessed with a wealth of talented authors (students, alumni, faculty, and monks) who have been widely published. The Library decided to create a special section for these works last fall to highlight and celebrate them. Most are books, but two films starring Kevin Kline are included, too.

The collection is available in the Library catalog Resource Lists, which are on the left side of the search screen. From the list, select “Priory Authors.” The Library website also has a selection of digital publications authored by the Priory community ( from Peter J. Hopkins ‘17, Dr. Erwin, and Mr. Toscano. Please email [email protected] or fill out this form ( to suggest a publication that should be included.


Here is an incomplete list of the collection:

Current Students

Spell & Shadow: A Novel, Prentis Barter ‘28 and Simon Van Engen ‘28, along with friends from Central Christian School, Conrad Kolk and Emmaus Tzeng



Mississippi Solo: A River Quest, Eddy L. Harris ‘74


South of Haunted Dreams: A Ride through Slavery’s Old Back Yard, Eddy L. Harris ‘74


Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs, Dave Holmes ‘89


The Cripple and the King (Sagas of Yennen), Peter J. Hopkins ‘17


The Northern Cycle (Sagas of Yennen), Peter J. Hopkins ‘17


Annotations, John Keene ‘83


Counternarratives, John Keene ‘83


As You Like It, film starring Kevin Kline ‘65


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, film starring Kevin Kline ‘65


A Pirate in Winter, and Other Stories of Suspense, David Linzee ‘71


Spur of the Moment (Renata Radleigh Opera Mystery), David Linzee ‘71


China Hand, Scott Spacek (pseudonym)



All for Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken : The World War I Diary and Letters of Clair M. Pfennig…, edited by Anthony G. Finan


Completing the Circle: A Son’s Memoir, David A. Kates


Inheriting Weight: New Work, 2004-2008, David A. Kates


The grand adventures of Petit Louis, Kayce M. Swigelson



Pride of Place: Poems, Photos, Fr. Gerard Garrigan


Some Mothers Do Have Them, Fr. Gerard Garrigan


A School for the Lord’s Service: Saint Louis Abbey Golden Jubilee 1955-2005, edited by Fr. Timothy Horner


There’s a Bulldog on My Gas Tank, and Other Memories of WWII, Fr. Timothy Horner


The Grace of “Nothingness”: Navigating the Spiritual Life with Blessed Columba Marmion, Fr. Cassian Koenemann ‘97


Praying the Psalms in Christ, Fr. Laurence Kriegshauser


Voices from the Upper Room, Fr. Dominic Lenk


The Eighth Arrow: Odysseus in the Underworld, Fr. Augustine Wetta


Humility Rules: Saint Benedict’s Twelve-step Guide to Genuine Self-esteem, Fr. Augustine Wetta


God Woos: Favorite Poems of a Monk-priest, 1970-2020, Fr. Ralph Wright


Our Daily Bread: Praying the Eucharist through the Centuries, Fr. Ralph Wright