Edited by Ann Astell and Joseph Warwykow, Introduction by Dom Elias Dietz, OCSO
During the "Silver Age" of the Cistercians (the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries), pseudepigraphical compositions bearing the name Bernard flourished. Important for the history of monasticism and ...
The Poetics of the Image in Bernard of Clairvaux
Isaac Slater, OCSO
Bernard continually returns to the classical idea that the quality of desire shapes theological imagination. By attending to the multiple ways he develops and applies this insight, Beyond Measure unco ...
Praising Saint Bernard in the France of Louis XIV
David N. Bell
This volume contains translations or summaries of the most important panegyrics in praise of Saint Bernard that were preached during the reign of Louis XIV. Some of the preachers were and are regarded ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Introduction by M. Basil Pennington OCSO
The son of burgundian nobility, Bernard admitted after years of struggle that humility remained for him the most elusive of the virtues. Yet the uncompromising vehemence of his love for God made him s ...
Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Beverly Kienzle with James Jarzembowski
The always eloquent Bernard preaches on the joys and spiritual opportunities of summertime festivals: Rogationtide, Ascension Day, the Pentecost season, and the feasts of Saint John the Baptist and SS ...
From his own day (he died in 1153) throughout the Middle Ages Bernard has been portrayed in paintings, manuscript illuminations, wooden and stone carvings, and stained glass windows. Both Bernard's re ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translation by Robert Walton OSB; Introductory Analysis by Emero Stiegman
Perhaps Bernard's most delightful tract, On Loving God posits that everything good in human persons is an expression of God's love and by love the person may participate in the being of the triune God ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Irene M. Edmonds
These eighty-six sermons are among the most famous and most beautiful examples of medieval scriptural exegesis. In them the modern reader can catch a glimpse of the genius an entire generation found i ...
Spiritual Desire in Bernard of Clairvaux's Sermons on the Song of Songs
Michael Casey OCSO
Saint Bernard chose the Song of Songs as the vehicle for expressing his deepest and highly personal longing for God, his striving for 'full knowledge, clear vision, a strong bond of union, a relations ...
Stages of Prayer in Saint Bernard
Maureen McCabe, OCSO
As founding abbot of Clairvaux, Bernard's giftedness and good judgment made him an often-sought resource by both church and secular powers, and in that capacity, he was sometimes delightful and someti ...
Extracts from the Writings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard of Clairvaux; Introduced and arranged by Paul Diemer OCSO
Daily readings for reflection and meditation. An excellent introduction to the spirituality of this major twelfth-century saint whom Martin Luther considered 'greater than all the Fathers when he prea ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Michael Casey, OCSO, and Francis R. Swietek; Introduction by Michael Casey, OCSO, and John R. Sommerfeldt
For over forty years Bernard of Clairvaux composed works of theology and spiritual reflection. He became the counselor of kings, nobles, popes, and scholars. He advocated a strong, reformed papacy and ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by John Anderson and Elizabeth T. Kennan
Always a vigorous champion of papal reforms, Bernard of Clairvaux toward the end of his life saw one of his own monks raised to the papal throne as Eugene III. While acting as the new Pope's political ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Irene Edmonds, Wendy Beckett, and Conrad Greenia; Edited by E. Rozanne Elder
The twelfth-century abbot and contemplative known to history as 'The Mellifluous Teacher' wrote sermons for the entire Christmas liturgical cycleGÇöfrom the first Sunday of Advent (four weeks before C ...
Bernard of Clairvaux and His Tradition
Brian P. McGuire
Controversial in his own day, Bernard still today excites both admiration and dislike. McGuire looks at various facets of Bernard's personality, and at the enduring legacy that has followed him for ov ...