Theodore the Stoudite; Translated by Luke Penkett, OSB
The Shorter Catecheses of Theodore the Stoudite (759-826) form one of the most celebrated collections of homilies in Byzantine monasticism. Theodore's writings deeply influenced Orthodox monasteries, ...
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 ...
St. Bernard's Apologia to Abbot William
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Michael Casey OCSO; Introduction by Jean Leclercq OSB
A landmark in the 'feud' between Cîteaux and Cluny, the Apologia contains Saint Bernard's opinion on the place of graphic arts in the monastery and shows his mastery of satire.
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Robert T. Meyer
The life of a saint by a saint. Malachy O'Morgair spent his life and considerable energies exhorting, wheedling, badgering, and praying his countrymen back to christian faith and practice. Bernard hol ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Marie-Bernard Saïd OSB; Introduction by Chrysogonus Waddell OCSO
The young abbot meditates on the singular role of the virgin mother of Christ 'to satisfy my own devotion', and in doing so bequeathes his own love of Mary and of Scripture to his Order and to the Chu ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Kilian Walsh, OCSO and Irene M. Edmonds
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 ...
Preface and Books 1-5
Gregory the Great; Translated by Brian Kerns, OCSO; Introduction by Mark DelCogliano
Gregory the Great was pope from 590 to 604, a time of great turmoil in Italy and in the western Roman Empire generally because of the barbarian invasions. Gregory's experience as prefect of the city o ...
Benedicta Ward SLG
From his remote Northumbrian monastery, Bede (673-735) exerted an enormous and enduring influence on the study of Scripture, history, mathematics, and Latin literature. This overview of his life and w ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translation and Introduction by Marie Bernard Saïd OSB
The burgundian reformer abbot draws a picture of the perfect frontier bishop, and holds him up as a model for bishops everywhere. Conversion is used here not in the modern sense of transferring from o ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Bruno Scott James; Introduction by Beverly Mayne Kienzle
This classic translation of the correspondence of Bernard is reprinted with a new introduction which takes into account the wealth of scholarship which has appeared in the last forty years. Professor ...
Adalbert de Vogüé OSB
The abbot, the community, and obedience in the Rule of Saint Benedict as compared to its source, The Rule of the Master, to see Saint Benedict's originality.
The best-known Cistercian of the twentieth century reflects on the teaching and life of the most reknown Cistercian of the twelfth century. Three essays written in the 1950s explore the relation of co ...
Reflections for Novices
Maureen McCabe, OCSO
The psalms are at the very heart of monastic prayer. Recited seven times a day in the liturgy and reflected upon in the mind through the day during work and lectio divina, they provide those who recit ...
John of Ford; Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Pauline Matarasso
John of Forde’s Life of Wulfric of Haselbury—priest, healer, seer, mystic, who lived in a cell abutting a village church from 1125 until his death in 1154—is a classic of its kind. It portrays the dai ...