Cistercian Wisdom According to Saint Bernard
Charles Dumont, OCSO
'A new book on Saint Bernard. And we mean new, not simply in the sense that it is another book, but that it is a book capable of communicating the bernardine good news in all its freshness, in the new ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
"Abbot Vitalis of Savigny, Abbot Godfrey of Savigny, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo"
Introduced, translated, and edited by Hugh Feiss, OSB, Maureen M. O'Brien, and Ronald Pepin
This volume offers translations of the twelfth-century Latin vitae of four monks of the Monastery of Savigny: Abbot Vitalis, Abbot Godfrey, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo. Founded in 1113 by Vit ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
The Life of John the Little by Zacharias of Sakha
Edited by Tim Vivian, Rowan Greer, and Maged S. A. Mikhail
Saint John the Little was a monk and hegumen of Scetis (Wadi Natrun) during the first great period of early Egyptian monasticism. The Apophthegmata preserve some fifty sayings by or about him (see CS ...
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 ...
"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 ...