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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 ...
"Questions Surrounding the Jewish-Catholic Lob Family, 1881-1945"
Peter Steffen and Hans Evers; Includes photos
The conversion of Lutz Löb and Jenny van Gelder from Judaism to Roman Catholicism dramatically changed the lives of the extended Löb family. This scientific-historical study traces the personal and sp ...
Hildegard of Bingen; Translated by Beverly Mayne Kienzle with Jenny C. Bledsoe and Stephen H. Behnke; Introduction and Notes by Beverly Mayne Kienzle with Jenny C. Bledsoe
Perhaps the least studied of Hildegard of Bingen's writings, Solutions to Thirty-Eight Questions is translated in this volume into English for the first time from the original Latin.In this work of ex ...
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. ...
Creating Communities of Friendship
Edited by Mohammad Ali Shomali and William Skudlarek
If Christians and Muslims are to live in peace, encouraging one another to grow in holiness and working together for the good of all God's creation, they must move beyond politicized and often negativ ...
A New Translation and Introduction
Translated by Robert A. Kitchen
The thirteen Discourses of Philoxenos of Mabbug (445-523) were delivered to new monks at a monastery under his episcopal care. Written in elegant Syriac, the Discourses deal with the fundamentals of t ...
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 ...
Cistercian Blessed and Saints of the Golden Age
Thomas Merton; Edited with an Introduction by Patrick Hart; Foreword by Brian Patrick McGuire
Shortly after entering the monastic life in December 1941, a relatively unknown Trappist monk called Frater Louis-who would later be known to the world by his given name, Thomas Merton-began to pen bi ...
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 ...
"Humility, Charity, and Contemplation in the De Gradibus"
Bernard Bonowitz, OCSO
Saint Bernard's famous work, The Steps of Humility and Pride (in Latin, De gradibus humilitatis et superbiae), is a short book consisting of a mere fifty-seven paragraphs. In it, the Abbot of Clairvau ...
Toward Purity of Heart
Mary Margaret Funk, OSB; Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Humility Matters makes the claims that humility is for a disciple of Jesus Christ what enlightenment is for a Buddhist, realization for a Hindu, surrender for a Muslim, and righteousness for a Jew. It ...
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 ...