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Bonnie B. Thurston
The Sermon on the Mount in St. Matthew’s Gospel is a good synopsis of Jesus’ teaching and the Beatitudes summarize the Sermon on the Mount. Bonnie Thurston reflects on the Beatitudes and their focus o ...
Mary Forman, OSB
Fourth- and fifth-century desert mothers in the Mediterranean region, known as ammas (spiritual mothers), were the founders of Christian community in the early church. Praying with the Desert Mothers ...
Anthony Marett-Crosby, Editor
The Benedictine Handbook is a lifelong companion for oblates, associates, and friends of the Benedictine communities. Many people who visit communities for retreats and quiet days look for help in int ...
The Crisis of the Immaculate Heart Community of California
Anita M. Caspary, IHM
Witness to Integrity is a first-person account of the historic dispute between the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters (IHM) and James Francis McIntyre, the Cardinal Archbishop of Los Angeles. Former Mot ...
A Benedictine Prayer Book
The Monks of Glenstal Abbey, Ireland
The Glenstal Book of Prayer is a rich, nourishing resource on the dark, mysterious, but exciting journey that is prayer. It draws on things both old and new: on the wisdom of the Bible, enshrined in B ...
The Way of St. Benedict, Second Edition
Esther de Waal; Foreword by Kathleen Norris
Bestseller! For over fifteen hundred years St. Benedict's Rule has been a source of guidance, support, inspiration, challenge, comfort and discomfort for men and women. It has helped both those livin ...
Anne M. Field, OSB, Editor
The liturgical prayer of the Church, and the monastic experience of it, constitutes a theological and spiritual value which is the legacy of all Christians. In The Monastic Hours, Anne M. Field, OSB, ...
An Introduction to Lectio Divina
Mariano Magrassi, OSB; Edward Hagman, OFM Cap, Translator
The Second Vatican Council stated: "All . . . should immerse themselves in the Scriptures by constant spiritual reading and diligent study. . . ." The Church is still far from adequately carrying out ...
A Study of Vows in Religious Life
Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN
A Different Touch speaks of the challenges of religious life today where the essentials of Christian living and union with God are still sought via a "different touch." Reflecting on the history of re ...
Judith Sutera, OSB, Editor
From its beginnings, Benedictinism has touched the lives of many people beyond those who dwell in monasteries. For those looking for an everyday grounding in Benedictine spirituality and who wish to p ...
A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict
Esther de Waal
Esther de Waal comes to the Rule of St. Benedict as a lay woman who has studied the Rule and striven to live it. Benedict has been for her both supportive and challenging, both guide and prophet. His ...
An Adaptation of the Rule of St. Benedict
Brian C. Taylor
Taking the Rule's balance of prayer, conversion of life, commitment, study, work relationships, and solitude, this practical spiritual guide explores the Rule's application for ordinary people living ...
Merton, whose own tortuous path to spiritual maturity is well known, here offers the knowledge gained during that experience. He discusses the meaning and purpose of spiritual direction, and how to pr ...
In Praying the Psalms, Merton looks at the psalms as poetry; in this book he regards them as prayer. Guiding the reader through the more representative psalms, he explains why the Church also consider ...
A translation of the biography written by Pope Gregory the Great, this "official biography" is also known as the Second Book of Dialogues. It is the earliest and thus the most valuable biography of St ...