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 ...
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 ...
"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 repu ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
Gilbert of Hoyland IV; Translated and edited by Lawrence C. Braceland SJ
In addition to translating Gilbert's works, Braceland has included a work erroneously attributed to his friend, Roger of Byland, and has edited and translated three gospel sermons by 'Master Gilbert, ...