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 ...
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 & Francis R. Swietek; Introduction by Michael Casey 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 cycleG��from 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 ...
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 repu ...
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 ...
John R. Sommerfeldt
A thematic and carefully documented introduction to the theology of Saint Bernard and to pastoral application. Readers will gain insights not only into Bernard's influence within twelfth-century monas ...
St. Bernard's Apologia to Abbot William
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Michael Casey OCSO; Introduction by Jean Leclercq OSB
A landmark in the 'feud' between Cîteaux and Cluny, the Apologia contains Saint Bernard's opinion on the place of graphic arts in the monastery and shows his mastery of satire.
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Robert T. Meyer
The life of a saint by a saint. Malachy O'Morgair spent his life and considerable energies exhorting, wheedling, badgering, and praying his countrymen back to christian faith and practice. Bernard hol ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Marie-Bernard Saïd OSB; Introduction by Chrysogonus Waddell OCSO
The young abbot meditates on the singular role of the virgin mother of Christ 'to satisfy my own devotion', and in doing so bequeathes his own love of Mary and of Scripture to his Order and to the Chu ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translation and Introduction by Marie Bernard Saïd OSB
The burgundian reformer abbot draws a picture of the perfect frontier bishop, and holds him up as a model for bishops everywhere. Conversion is used here not in the modern sense of transferring from o ...