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 ...
A Cobbler's Contemplations
Agnes Day, OCSO
"Seldom will a reader be afforded a more intimate glance into the day-to-day experience of living the cloistered life in feminine mode than can be had from these pages. But, beyond the specificity of ...
Stephen Of Sawley; Translated by Jeremiah F. O'Sullivan; Edited, with an Introduction, by Bede K. Lackner O.Cist.
A monk at Fountains Abbey and later abbot of Sawley, Stephen in his Meditations on the Gospel, on the Virgin, and on the Divine Office, delicately expresses the monastic devotion of the early thirteen ...
Carthusian Novice Conferences
A Carthusian, Translated by An Anglican Solitary
A carthusian novice master reminds his charges, and his readers, that the call to live wholly and radically in Christ is the vocation of all Christians and all humanity. 'The Christian is not a separa ...
Charles Cummings, OCSO
For three decades, Monastic Practices has been a valued resource for English-speaking aspirants to monastic life. In this revised edition, updated and expanded, Charles Cummings, OCSO, explores the co ...
Part One, Volume 1, Chapters 1-40
Ludolph of Saxony; Translated and Introduced by Milton T. Walsh
The Vita Christi of the fourteenth century Carthusian, Ludolph of Saxony, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ of the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of c ...
André Louf OCSO
A sketch of the unique tradition of the 'white monks' as they have sought—men and women alike—to leave all things to follow the Gospel.
Grimlaicus; Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Andrew Thornton
The monk Grimlaicus (ca. 900) wrote a rule for those who, like himself, pursued the solitary life within a monastic community. Never leaving their cell yet participating in the liturgical life of the ...
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 ...
Prayer in the Rule of St. Benedict
Korneel Vermeiren OCSO; Translated and introduced by Richard Yeo OSB
Praying with Benedict explores the spirituality of the monastic tradition and draws out the essence of a way of praying that embraces the whole of the Christian's life. Korneel Vermeiren begins by exa ...
Aelred of Rievaulx; Introduction by David Knowles
Meditation on Christ's humanity and a letter of instruction on a disciplined spiritual life for his sister epitomize Aelred's gentle spirituality. His pastoral prayer reflects a man conscious that he ...
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.
Volume 1 Anselm's Letters as Prior and Abbot of Bec (1070-1092)
Anselm of Canterbury; 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 ...
Gregory of Narek's Commentary on the Song of Songs
Gregory of Narek; Translated by Roberta Ervine
Guerric of Igny; Introduction and Translation by Monks at Mount St Bernard Abbey
In fifty-four sermons following the liturgical year, Guerric reveals his deep familiarity with Scripture and his incisive mind, and tells succeeding generations all they know of his life and personali ...