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A Commentary on Chapters 4-7 of Benedict's Rule
Aquinata Böckmann, OSB; Translated by Marianne Burkhard, OSB, and Andrea Westkamp, OSB; Edited by Marianne Burkhard, OSB
In a new volume of her exegetical commentary, Sr. Aquinata Böckmann explores chapters 4-7 of the Rule of St. Benedict. They contain Benedict's instruction of how to learn and live the spiritual art of ...
Cassiodorus and the Interpretation of the Psalms in the Early Medieval West
The Honey of Souls is the first full-length study of the Explanation of the Psalms by Cassiodorus. While the Explanation became a seminal document for the monastic movement in the West and was eagerly ...
His Life, Rule, and Legacy
Terrence G. Kardong, OSB
Saint Columban: His Life, Rule, and Legacy contains a new English translation of a commentary on the entire Rule of Columban. Columban was a sixth-century Irish monk who compiled a written rule of lif ...
Essays on Benedictine History and Spirituality in Honor of Michael Casey, OCSO
Edited by Carmel Posa, SGS
This volume, written by eighteen monks, nuns, and lay scholars from seven countries and four continents, aims to recognize the contribution that Michael Casey has made to Cistercian and Benedictine li ...
Its Story from the Fourth Century to the Twenty-First
This book introduces a beautiful fourth-century Coptic discourse on love and self-control in its first English translation. The text's heading attributes it to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, but th ...
Praising Saint Bernard in the France of Louis XIV
David N. Bell
This volume contains translations or summaries of the most important panegyrics in praise of Saint Bernard that were preached during the reign of Louis XIV. Some of the preachers were and are regarded ...
Wisdom Literature and the Rule of Benedict
Irene Nowell; Foreword by Abbot John Klassen, OSB
We all want to live well, but how can we put that desire into action? With thoughtful reflection on the biblical wisdom writers and the Rule of Benedict, Irene Nowell shows us how we too can live the ...
The Public Life of a Cistercian Abbot
In addition to being a prolific spiritual writer and the abbot of the premier Cistercian monastery in northern England, Aelred of Rievaulx somehow found the time and the stamina to travel extensively ...
An Invitation to the Christian Life
Georg Holzherr, OSB; Translated by Mark Thamert, OSB
In his introduction to this commentary on the Rule of Benedict, Abbot Georg Holzherr offers this analogy: "The Rule is comparable to an old heavy red wine that is enjoyed in small sips. . . . Head and ...
Gregory the Great; Translated by Brian Kerns, OCSO; Introduction by Mark
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 History of Monastic Missions to China
Matteo Nicolini-Zani, Translated by Sophia Senyk and William Skudlarek, OSB
The contribution of monks to the evangelization of lands not yet reached by the preaching of the Gospel has certainly been remarkable. The specific witness that the monastic community gives is of a ra ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Daniel Griggs; Introduction by Michael Casey, OSCO
Saint Bernard was born in 1090 near Dijon, France. He joined the fifteen-year-old monastery of Cîteaux in 1113. In 1115 he became the founding abbot ofClairvaux Abbey, whence his name, Bernard of Clai ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 8
Thomas Merton, Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
These conferences, presented by Thomas Merton to the novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1963-1964, focus mainly on the life and writings of his great Cistercian predecessor, St. Bernard of Clairvau ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Irene Edmonds, Edited by Mark Scott, OCSO, Introduction by Wim Verbaal
On the anniversary of the dedication of the monastery church at Clairvaux, Saint Bernard spoke to the community to explain the meaning of the feast: "What sanctity can these stones have that we should ...
Its History and Forms of Life
Gert Melville, Translated by James D. Mixson, Foreword by Giles Constable
This book surveys the full panorama of ten centuries of Christian monastic life. It moves from the deserts of Egypt and the Frankish monasteries of early medieval Europe to the religious ruptures of t ...