Mystery and Mercy in the Work of Father Matthew Kelty, OCSO
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr.
Father Matthew Kelty was an especially beloved monk at the historic Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. Perhaps best known as Thomas Merton's colleague and confessor in the year prior to Merton's death, ...
The Evolving Practice of Lectio Divina
Raymond Studzinski, OSB
Lectio divina, the ancient practice of prayerful reading, is a font whose waters are waiting to quench the thirst of spiritual seekers, both beginners on the spiritual journey and experienced traveler ...
"Volume 3Letters 310-475, as Archbishop, Indices"
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 ...
Three Medieval Lives in Verse
Translated by Ron Pepin and Hugh Feiss OSB
The saintly austerities of Mary of Egypt so impressed early monks that they recorded her life to edify their brethren. Many versions circulated and the tale traveled from Palestine to Europe, from Gre ...
Abba Isaiah Of Scetis; Translated, with an Introduction and Notes, by John Chryssavgis and Pachomios (Robert) Penkett
Written in the fifth century, during one of the most formative periods of christian monasticism in Egypt and Palestine, The Ascetic Discourses show a strong influence of the Scripture, both Old and Ne ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition, 4
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
In his novitiate conferences on the Rule of Saint Benedict, Thomas Merton introduces young men embarking on monastic life to the guiding document of that life. He emphasizes the importance of consider ...
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 ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition
Thomas MertonEdited by Patrick F. O'Connell
Cassian and the Fathers is the initial volume in the series of Novitiate Conferences of Thomas Merton, the classes he presented to young men beginning their monastic life at the Abbey of Gethsemani in ...
Gilbert of Hoyland; Translated and edited by Lawrence C. Braceland SJ
Taking up Saint Bernard's unfinished sermon-commentary, Gilbert ruminates on verse 3:1-5:10 in forty-eight sermons, leaving the task to be finished by John of Ford.
Part One; Volume 2, Chapters 41-92
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 ...
An Introduction to the Development and Diversity of Medieval Theology
David N. Bell; Illustrations selected and commented on by Terryl N. Kinder
An overview of how religious thinking developed in the thousand years between the end of the Roman Empire and the Reformation, Many Mansions goes beyond other textbooks by looking at developments in b ...
The Authentic Writings
Translated, with an Introduction, by David Goldfrank.
Nil Sorsky (1433/34-1508), founder of the Sora Hermitage and initiator of ‘scete’ life in among Russian Christians, is closely identified with the Orthodox contemplative prayer known as hesychasm, ‘st ...
A Narrative of the Beginning of the Cistercian Order
Translated by Benedicta Ward, SLG, and Paul Savage; Edited by Rozanne Elder
In the closing decades of the twelfth century, the Cistercian Order had become an important ecclesiastical and economic power in Europe. Yet it had lost its influential spokesman, Bernard of Clairvaux ...
Guerric of Igny
Guerric of Igny (d. 1157) ranks with Bernard of Clairvaux, Aelred of Rievaulx, and William of Saint Thierry as one of 'the four evangelists of Cîteaux'. Yet he is known only through these Liturgical S ...
John R. Sommerfeldt
A thematic and carefully documented introduction to the theology of Saint Bernard and to pastoral application. Readers will gain insights not only into Bernard's influence within twelfth-century monas ...