Anticimenon: On the Unity of the Faith and the Controversies with the Greeks
Translated by Ambrose Criste, OPraem, and Carol Neel
The Anticimenon of Anselm of Havelberg is both the outstanding medieval work on ecumenical dialogue with the Orthodox and one of the period’s most important explorations of the theology of history. Th ...
A First-Millennium Legacy for the Third-Millennium Church
This work represents a novel treatment of the mission of the Church fathers, the early Christian ascetics, and their disciples during the turbulent centuries that followed the passing of the apostles. ...
"Abbot of Scourmont 1913-1956: A monk, an abbot, a community"
Dieudonné Dufrasne, OSB; Elizabeth Connor, OCSO, Translator
Those who knew him, above all monks, will find Dom Anselme Le Bail again in these pages with warm gratitude. Those who have not known him will encounter his vital and original character. Both of these ...
Four Rules of Pre-Benedictine Monastic Life
Terrence Kardong, OSB
Anyone who has explored a great Romanesque church has been impressed, even awed, by the mighty stone foundations supporting the great central tower. As four pillars give a firm base to these soaring s ...
A Monastic Vocabulary
Edith Scholl, OCSO
In matters of religion and spirituality the simplest phrases can be the most misleading. Or, if not misleading, misunderstood. There is no doubt that this is true of the Cistercian tradition. As Siste ...
Robert of La Chaise-Dieu and Stephen of Obazine
Introduced and Translated by Hugh Feiss, OSB; Maureen M. O'Brien; and Ronald Pepin
The period between 1025 and 1150 was a time of creativity and new beginnings in monastic life. Robert of La Chaise-Dieu and Stephen of Obazine established two very successful monastic families in the ...
Helinand of Froidmont; Translated by Jenny Lind Porter
Helinand (c.1162—1237) was born to a noble flemish family which had fled to France after the assasination of Charles the Bold. In the richly creative, rough and tumble world of the twelfth century, he ...
Ogier of Locedio; Translated and Annotated by D. Martin Jenni
Written sometime between 1205-1214 for monks at the abbey of Locedio in the diocese of Vercelli in northern Italy, these homilies were re-discovered in the seventeenth century and promptly attributed ...
Commentary by D. Martin Jenni, Performed by The University of Iowa Cantores
The Feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth was introduced in the fifteenth century and gradually found its way on to the Cistercian Calendar, where the chants took on a distinctively cistercian ...
Cistercian Blessed and Saints of the Golden Age
Thomas Merton; Edited with an Introduction by Patrick Hart; Foreword by Brian Patrick McGuire
Shortly after entering the monastic life in December 1941, a relatively unknown Trappist monk called Frater Louis-who would later be known to the world by his given name, Thomas Merton-began to pen bi ...
"Francis Mahieu Acharya, A Pioneer of Christian Monasticism in India"
Marthe Mahieu-De Praetere; Foreword by Marthe Mahieu; Preface by Armand Veilleux
Francis Mahieu, a middle-aged Trappist monk, arrived in India in 1955, intent, like his companions Jules Monchanin, Henri Le Saux, and Bede Griffiths, on living a Christian monastic life in the land w ...
Monasticism Loose in the Church
Francis Kline, OCSO; Foreword by Michael Downey
In Lovers of the Place, Abbot Francis Kline provided a fresh vision of the monastic life as one form of the Christian vocation that must find its place alongside other expressions of Christian life. H ...
Jean-Marie Howe, OCSO
"The Secret" shared by Jean-Marie Howe, retired Cistercian Abbess of the Abbey of the Assumption in New Brunswick, is that through immersion in monastic life men and women enter into contact with the ...
Drawn from the Monastic Tradition
Francis Kline, OCSO
We find the essence of holiness deep in the Scriptures, in the teaching and imitation of Jesus. When a Christian lives a particular way of holiness back to its scriptural source, we see in the person ...
Smaragdus of Saint-Mihiel; Translated by David Barry, OSB
Smaragdus was a monk and abbot of considerable standing in the early ninth century church. His Diadema Monachorum (The Crown of Monks), together with a later commentary on the Rule of Saint Benedict, ...