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Stephen J. Binz
Biblical scholar and seasoned pilgrimage guide Stephen J. Binz offers an up-to-date handbook for experiencing the sites of the Holy Land as a disciple of Jesus. Whether contemplating future travel, on ...
Monastic Spirituality and the Life of the Church
Luigi Gioia, OSB; Translated by Barry M. Hudock
Monastic spirituality has much to offer Christians who live far beyond monastery walls. In Saint Benedict's Wisdom Luigi Gioia, OSB, demonstrates that monastic spirituality is a gift for the whole Chu ...
The Cistercian Nuns of Tautra Mariakloster, Preface by Dom Brendan Freeman, OCSO
For at least eight centuries, the Norwegian island of Tautra in the Trondheim fjord has been known for its spiritual waves and special light. In the Middle Ages, Cistercian monks established the north ...
The History of Mount Angel Abbey
Joel Rippinger, OSB, Foreword by Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, OSB
The history of religious institutions is too often stereotyped as devoutly formulaic, excising or overlooking the inherent drama in most community histories. This is especially the case with Mount Ang ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Grace Remington, OCSO, Introduction by Alice Chapman
This last small group of Bernard's sermons to be published in translation by Cistercian Publications rightly goes by the title De varii in the critical edition. While most of them treat feasts on the ...
Bernard Bonowitz, OCSO
"Truly seeking God" is the one requirement Saint Benedict establishes for the admission of a candidate to the monastery. Once inside, that is exactly what he or she will be doing. In the first part of ...
Isaac of Stella, Translated by Lewis White with introduction by Elias Dietz, OCSO
Isaac of Stella was an English-born Cistercian who studied in the schools before entering monastic life and becoming abbot of Stella in 1147. His liturgical sermons inject a speculative philosophical ...
A Benedictine on Christian Life
Don Talafous, OSB
Internet readers of the Daily Reflections with Fr. Don Talafous have long urged the author to publish selections in book form. Here is such a collection offering hope and encouragement in the face of ...
Memories and Reflections of the Father Abbot of La Trappe
Dom Marie-Gérard Dubois, OCSO; Translated by Georges Hoffmann and Jean Truax; Preface by Dom Guerric Reitz Séjotte, Abbot of La Trappe
This is a rich collection of memories and reflections from the long-time abbot of La Trappe, Dom Marie-Gérard Dubois, OCSO. Starting with his entry into monastic life, he walks the reader through the ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 9
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell; Preface by William R. Grimes
Thomas Merton's deep roots in his own Cistercian tradition are on display in the two sets of conferences on the early days of the Order included in the present volume. The first surveys the relevant m ...
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 ...
Edited by Hugh Feiss, OSB, Ronald E. Pepin, and Maureen M. O'Brien
A Benedictine Reader: 530-1530 has been more than twenty years in the making. A collaboration of a dozen scholars, this project gives as broad and deep a sense of the reality of the first one thousand ...
Random Ruminations For Every Day of the Year
Michael Casey, OCSO
Balaam's Donkey is a series of daily reflections based on the homilies preached by Cistercian monk Michael Casey over his fifty years of priesthood. What remained of the original homilies was a large ...
A New Reading
Gerhard Lohfink, Translated by Linda M. Maloney
Can Christians still pray the Our Father in the twenty-first century? We can, and we must.Gerhard Lohfink breaks open its strange phrases like "hallowed be thy name," its off-putting language like "Fa ...
Meeting the Paschal Mystery in the People Around Us
Albert Holtz, OSB; Illustrations by Daniel Partain
Using vignettes set in or near his monastery in downtown Newark, New Jersey, Benedictine monk Albert Holtz helps us to see that the Easter mystery, which can often seem abstract and distant, is in fac ...