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William of Saint-Thierry, Arnold of Bonneval, and Geoffrey of Auxerre; Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Hilary Costello, OCSO
The First Life of Bernard of Clairvaux, traditionally known as the Vita Prima, originated to prepare the case for canonization of Bernard, first abbot of Clairvaux. The work was begun by William of Sa ...
Studies on William Of Saint-Thierry in Honor of E. Rozanne Elder
Edited by F. Tyler Sergent, Aage Rydstrøm-Poulsen, and Marsha L. Dutton; Foreword by Bernard McGinn; Afterword by John R. Sommerfeldt
William of Saint-Thierry (ca. 1080–1148) became abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Thierry in about 1119, holding that office for about sixteen years and writing a large number of works, some for ...
Palladius of Aspuna; Edited and Translated by John Wortley
Born in Galatia in the 360s, Palladius enrolled as a monk on the Mount of Olives in his early twenties. As a monk, he traveled to Alexandria, the desert of Nitria, the Cells, Palestine, Rome, and the ...
A Guide to the Landscape and Spirituality of Saint John's Abbey Arboretum
Saint John's University Press
This is the first comprehensive field guide to the natural and human history of the Saint John's Abbey Arboretum of central Minnesota. Its 2,500 acres of forest, prairie, savanna, and lakes have been ...
How I Came to Be at Home with Myself
Bieke Vandekerckhove; Translated by Rudolf Van Puymbroeck
At the youthful age of nineteen Bieke Vandekerckhove was diagnosed with ALS (a degenerative neurological disease, aka Lou Gehrig's disease). Unexpectedly, three years later her disease went into remis ...
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 ...
College and University; From the Beginnings to the Present Day
Abbot Pius EngelbertTranslated by Henry O'Shea, OSB
Sant'Anselmo in Rome was founded in 1888 by Pope Leo XIII for the training of Benedictines from all over the world in philosophy and theology. To this day, Sant'Anselmo is characterized by the interpl ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 7
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell; Preface by John Eudes Bamberger, OCSO
As master of novices for ten years (1955–1965) at the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky, Thomas Merton was responsible for the spiritual formation of young men preparing for monas ...
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 ...
The Formation of Thomas Merton's Prophetic Spirituality
Ephrem Arcement, OSB
The distinctive prophetic quality of Thomas Merton's spirituality, shaped by figures ranging from the Hebrew prophets to Thich Nhat Hanh, emerges from this fresh examination of the works Merton read, ...
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 ...
"Abbot Vitalis of Savigny, Abbot Godfrey of Savigny, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo"
Introduced, translated, and edited by Hugh Feiss, OSB, Maureen M. O'Brien, and Ronald Pepin
This volume offers translations of the twelfth-century Latin vitae of four monks of the Monastery of Savigny: Abbot Vitalis, Abbot Godfrey, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo. Founded in 1113 by Vit ...