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 ...
Bede The Venerable; Translated by Lawrence T. Martin and David Hurst OSB
'I have spent all my life in this monastery', wrote Bede from his isolated Northumbrian cell, 'applying myself entirely to the study of the Scriptures...I have made it my business, for my own benefit ...
Instructions, Letters, and Other Writings
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).
William of Saint Thierry; Translated by Penelope Lawson, CSMV; Introductions by Jacques Hourlier, OSB and J. M. Déchanet, OSB
Written during his benedictine years, these colloquies reveal William's inner struggle to reach out to God by stripping away encumbrances, to learn to love and to accept God's love by learning to acce ...
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, ...
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 fol ...
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
A saintly twelfth-century abbot, born to a family of hereditary priests family in Hexham, Northumbria, and raised at the Scottish royal court, recounts the deeds of his saintly forebears in the North. ...