"Volume 2 Letters 148-309, as Archbishop of Canterbury"
Anselm of Canterbury; Translated and Annotated by Walter Fröhlich
A monk and a scholar generally recognized as the keenest philosophical and theological mind of his time, Anselm, abbot of Bec, found himself forcibly and unwillingly invested as Archbishop of Canterbu ...
The First Clairvaux Collection, Advent--All Saints
Aelred of Rievaulx; Translated by Theodore Berkeley
During his twenty years as abbot of the Yorkshire monastery of Rievaulx, Aelred preached many sermons: to his own monks, in other monasteries, and at significant gatherings outside the cloister. His d ...
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 ...
William Of Saint Thierry; Translation, introduction and notes by John D. Anderson
William of Saint Thierry left all things in his search for God. He left his home in Liége (modern Belgium) to study in France. He left the schools to enter benedictine monastic life at Rheims. And lat ...
And the Letter to Maurice
Walter Daniel; Translated by F. M. Powicke and Jane Patricia Freeland; Introduction by Marsha Dutton
Walter Daniel knew Aelred well and attended him on his deathbed in 1167. He remembered, and portrayed, him as abbot, counsellor, and friend. Contemporaries who had known him as a public figure so imme ...
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 ...
The Life Of Saint Pachomius
Translated and annotated by Armand Veilleux OCSO; Foreword by Adalbert de Vogüé OSB
A translation of all existing documents from the cenobitic monasteries of Pachomius (292-346).
John of Ford; Translated by Sister Wendy Mary Beckett
John completed the sermon-meditations on the Song of Songs which had been begun by Bernard of Clairvaux and continued by Gilbert of Hoyland. In one-hundred twenty sermons, he brings the task to its co ...
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 ...
Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Alexandra Barratt
Placed in the monastery of Helfa, in Upper Saxony, at the age of five, Gertrud began having visions and writing at twenty-five. The first two Books of The Herald were written by her own hand; Book Thr ...
Carthusian Novice Conferences
'The spiritual centre of the human person, the self', writes the author, 'maintains its fundamental identity for the whole of life on earth and is destined for participation in the eternal life of God ...
William of Saint Thierry; Translated by Theodore Berkeley OCSO; Introduction by J. M. Déchanet OSB
This practical guide to the spiritual life, cherished by monks, beguines, and layfolk for eight centuries, can still lead men and women to God.
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 ...
Pachomian Chronicles And Rules
Translated and annotated by Armand Veilleux OCSO, Foreword by Adalbert de Vogüé OSB
Descriptions of Pachomian monastic communities from a variety of ancient sources, including the Lausiac History and A History of the Monks in Egypt, and full translations of the Rule of Saint Pachomiu ...