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 ...
An Invitation to the Christian Life
Georg Holzherr, OSB; Translated by Mark Thamert, OSB
In his introduction to this commentary on the Rule of Benedict, Abbot Georg Holzherr offers this analogy: "The Rule is comparable to an old heavy red wine that is enjoyed in small sips. . . . Head and ...
David N. Bell
This is an annotated translation of the classic Description de l'abbaye de La Trappe, the most important eye-witness account of life at the abbey of La Trappe under Armand-Jean de Rancé. The work incl ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Daniel Griggs; Introduction by Michael Casey, OSCO
Saint Bernard was born in 1090 near Dijon, France. He joined the fifteen-year-old monastery of Cîteaux in 1113. In 1115 he became the founding abbot ofClairvaux Abbey, whence his name, Bernard of Clai ...
The Greek Alphabetical Sayings of the Apophthegmata Patrum, Volume One
The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers offers a new translation of the Greek alphabetical Apophthegmata Patrum, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. For the first time in an English t ...
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 ...
William of Saint-Thierry, Arnold of Bonneval, and Geoffrey of Auxerre; Translated with an Introduction and Notes byHilary Costello, OCSO
The First Life of Bernard of Clairvaux, traditionally known as the Vita Prima, originated to prepare the case for canonization of Bernard, first abbot of Clairvaux. The work was begun by William of Sa ...
Part Two; Volume 1, Chapters 1-57
Ludolph of Saxony; Translated by Milton T. Walsh
The Vita Christi of Ludolph of Saxony, fourteenth-century Carthusian, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ from the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of com ...
Essays on Benedictine History and Spirituality in Honor of Michael Casey, OCSO
Edited by Carmel Posa, SGS
This volume, written by eighteen monks, nuns, and lay scholars from seven countries and four continents, aims to recognize the contribution that Michael Casey has made to Cistercian and Benedictine li ...
The Formation of Thomas Merton's Prophetic Spirituality
Ephrem Arcement, OSB
The distinctive prophetic quality of Thomas Merton's spirituality, shaped by figures ranging from the Hebrew prophets to Thich Nhat Hanh, emerges from this fresh examination of the works Merton read, ...
"Questions Surrounding the Jewish-Catholic Lob Family, 1881-1945"
Peter Steffen and Hans Evers; Includes photos
The conversion of Lutz Löb and Jenny van Gelder from Judaism to Roman Catholicism dramatically changed the lives of the extended Löb family. This scientific-historical study traces the personal and sp ...
Theologian of the Cross
Anthony N.S. Lane
This book offers a complete study of the doctrine of the cross in the writings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Until now, this theologically rich topic has not received the attention it calls for. Anth ...
"Abbot Vitalis of Savigny, Abbot Godfrey of Savigny, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo"
Introduced, translated, and edited by Hugh Feiss, OSB, Maureen M. O'Brien, and Ronald Pepin
This volume offers translations of the twelfth-century Latin vitae of four monks of the Monastery of Savigny: Abbot Vitalis, Abbot Godfrey, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo. Founded in 1113 by Vit ...
Four Studies in the Monastic Tradition
Does humility have a place in contemporary life? Were Enlightenment thinkers wrong to reject humility as a "monkish virtue" (Hume) arising from a "slave morality" (Nietzsche)? Australian theologian Ja ...
A Monastic Reading of Dionysius Areopagita
Alexander Golitzin; Edited by Bogdan G. Bucur
Mystagogy proposes an interpretation of the Pseudo-Dionysian corpus in light of the liturgical and ascetic tradition that defined the author and his audience. Characterized by both striking originalit ...