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 ...
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 ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Bruno Scott James; Introduction by Beverly Mayne Kienzle
This classic translation of the correspondence of Bernard is reprinted with a new introduction which takes into account the wealth of scholarship which has appeared in the last forty years. Professor ...
The best-known Cistercian of the twentieth century reflects on the teaching and life of the most reknown Cistercian of the twelfth century. Three essays written in the 1950s explore the relation of co ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Kilian Walsh, OCSO and 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 ...
Cistercian Wisdom According to Saint Bernard
Charles Dumont, OCSO
'A new book on Saint Bernard. And we mean new, not simply in the sense that it is another book, but that it is a book capable of communicating the bernardine good news in all its freshness, in the new ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Edited by John Leinenweber and Mark Scott, OCSO; Foreword by Wim Verbaal
This volume contains Saint Bernard's sermons for the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. Included are sermons for the Purification, Septuagesima, the feast of Saint Benedict, and the feast of the A ...
"Humility, Charity, and Contemplation in the De Gradibus"
Bernard Bonowitz, OCSO
Saint Bernard's famous work, The Steps of Humility and Pride (in Latin, De gradibus humilitatis et superbiae), is a short book consisting of a mere fifty-seven paragraphs. In it, the Abbot of Clairvau ...
étienne Gilson; Preface by Jean Leclercq OSB
This classic study placed the saint squarely among the outstanding theologians of the Middle Ages, and stripped away the sentimentality in which popular piety had wrapped him. Gilson demonstrates in B ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Pauline Matarasso; Introductions by Martha G. Newman and Emero Stiegman
Two lengthy letters from the abbot of Clairvaux illuminate the transition in theological method in the mid twelfth-century. In his letter to the bishop of Sens on the responsibilities of his office, B ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Irene Edmonds, Edited by Mark Scott, OCSO, Introduction by Wim Verbaal
On the anniversary of the dedication of the monastery church at Clairvaux, Saint Bernard spoke to the community to explain the meaning of the feast: "What sanctity can these stones have that we should ...