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Dom André Louf (+2010) was abbot of the Trappist-Cistercian monastery of Mont-des-Cats in northern France from 1963 to 1997. This book brings together talks given to a variety of audiences in which he ...
A Book of Hours for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers
Alison M. Benders
Just Prayer is a four-week prayer cycle for morning and evening readings to support Christians who "hunger and thirst for justice." Patterned on the ancient monastic Hours, it offers psalms, interce ...
Liturgical Interpretation in Anglo-Saxon England
Derek A. Olsen; Foreword by Luke Timothy Johnson
In Reading Matthew with Monks, Derek Olsen seeks to evaluate whether early medieval monastic biblical interpreters can serve as effective conversation partners for modern readers who are committed to ...
A Commentary on the Prologue and Chapters 1-3 of Benedict's Rule
Sr. Aquinata BöckmannTranslated by Matilda Handl and Marianne BurkhardEdited by Marianne Burkhard
This new book by Sister Aquinata Böckmann discusses the Prologue and chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the Rule of St. Benedict. In a lectio regulae she plumbs the depths of Benedict's vision. Listen, the first ...
Four Studies in the Monastic Tradition
Does humility have a place in contemporary life? Were Enlightenment thinkers wrong to reject humility as a "monkish virtue" (Hume) arising from a "slave morality" (Nietzsche)? Australian theologian Ja ...
Merton's Awakening to the Feminine Divine
Christopher Pramuk; Includes illustrations and photos
In this series of deeply meditative retreat conferences, Christopher Pramuk leads the reader through a sustained meditation on Wisdom-Sophia, the feminine face of God's presence alive in the world, wh ...
Margaret Malone, SGS; Foreword by Michael Casey, OCSO
"How should we live in this house of God? We know that the way a building is shaped also helps in determining the way those within it live and relate. We are indeed formed by what we form. Qualities s ...
The Bible contains vast and varied portraits of God's multifaceted mercy. In his typical style Kilian McDonnell's latest collection of poems reveals a lifetime of contemplating biblical characters and ...
The Tibhirine Journal of a Martyr Monk (1993-1996)
Christophe Lebreton, OCSO; Translated by Mette Louise Nygård and Edith Scholl, OCSO; Includes photos and illustrations
Christophe Lebreton, OCSO, aged forty-six, was the youngest of the seven Trappist monks assassinated in Algeria by terrorists in 1996. He was also the poet of the group. Anyone who was enthralled by t ...
Reflections on the Fourth Chapter of Benedict's Rule
There is more in Benedict's Rule than meets the eye. Based on the rules of life of John Cassian and Saint Basil, Benedict invites us to go further back to the scriptural basis of all Christian and mon ...
Contemplation and the Healing of the Self
Susan R. PitchfordForeword by Alan Jones
Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. One hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Coo ...
On the Mystery of Music
Élisabeth-Paule Labat; Translated and introduced by Erik Varden
The Song That I Am: On the Mystery of Music is a short but full-to-the-brim essay on the decisive role that great music (whether Bach, Tavener, or Gregorian chant) ought to play in the spiritual life. ...
Encouraging Muslims and Christians to Pray Together; A Benedictine Approach
Abbot Timothy Wright proposes sowing a small seed from which might grow a greater respect between the world's two largest religions, Christianity and Islam. Indeed, he believes that the seed has alrea ...
The Benedictine Oblate Way of Life
Roberta Werner, OSB
Reaching for God is a compendium of Benedictine life and prayer for oblates. It brings together in one volume the essence of Benedictine spirituality-its history, its relevance through the ages and in ...
Listening with the Ear of the Heart
Mary Margaret Funk, OSB; Afterword by Dom Armand Veilleux, OCSO
After fifty years of monastic life, prayer, and spiritual direction, Meg Funk knows what it means to listen with the ear of one's heart to the Holy Spirit. In Discernment Matters, she shares what she ...