The Venerable Bede; Translation, Introduction, and Notes by Lawrence T. Martin
In his monastery in a remote corner of Europe, the grandson of Anglo-Saxon pagans quietly spent his life studying and writing, passing the wisdom of christian antiquity on to generations of latin read ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Kilian Walsh, OCSO
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 ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Introduction by M. Basil Pennington OCSO
The son of burgundian nobility, Bernard admitted after years of struggle that humility remained for him the most elusive of the virtues. Yet the uncompromising vehemence of his love for God made him s ...
Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Beverly Kienzle with James Jarzembowski
The always eloquent Bernard preaches on the joys and spiritual opportunities of summertime festivals: Rogationtide, Ascension Day, the Pentecost season, and the feasts of Saint John the Baptist and SS ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition, 3
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
In these conferences dating to 1961, Thomas Merton provides for his audience of young monks an overview of major themes and figures in the Christian mystical tradition as an integral part of their rel ...
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 ...
William Of Saint Thierry; Translation by Thomas X. Davis OCSO; Introduction by E. Rozanne Elder
Written in reaction to the teaching of Peter Abelard and as a companion piece to The Enigma of Faith, the Mirror explores how faith knows, how reason knows, and how—in the last analysis—only love can ...
Calm and spirituality—the true hallmarks of Carthusian writings—distinguish this book. The first part sets out the principles of the interior life; the second works out a method of prayer. There follo ...
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 ...
Aelred of Rievaulx; Translated by Jane Patricia Freeland, Introduction and annotations by Marsha L. Dutton
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 TeacherG�� wrote sermons for the entire Christmas liturgical cycleG��from the first Sunday of Advent (four weeks before ...
Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Gertrud Jaron Lewis and Jack Lewis
The most scholarly of the remarkable nuns of Helfta composed these meditations, rituals, prayers, instructions on how to pray, chants, hymns, and litanies in the late thirteenth century. Her mastery o ...
Bede the Venerable; Translated by David Hurst, OSB
Best known for his historical and exegetical works Bede is here seen as the silent compiler. Bede makes use of and adds to the excerpts from Augustine's writings compiled by Eugippius, a neopolitan wh ...
A New Translation and Introduction
Translated by Robert A. Kitchen
The thirteen Discourses of Philoxenos of Mabbug (445-523) were delivered to new monks at a monastery under his episcopal care. Written in elegant Syriac, the Discourses deal with the fundamentals of t ...
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 ...