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Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an introduction and notes, by Alexandra Barratt
Gertrud the Great (1256-1302) entered the monastery of Helfta in eastern Germany as a child oblate. At the age of twenty-five she underwent a conversion that led to a series of visionary experiences. ...
Constructing an Early Christian Ideal
What does it mean to be humble like Christ? In this book, Bernadette McNary-Zak explores various concepts of Christian humility in late antiquity. To help the reader deepen their understanding of Chri ...
Eucharistic Theology and Anthropology in the Writings of Gertrude the Great of Helfta
This book examines how the writings of the thirteenth-century nun Gertrude the Great of Helfta articulate an innovative relationship between a person's eucharistic devotion and her body. It attends to ...
Thomas Merton's Monastic Spirituality
Bonnie B. Thurston; Foreword by Paul Quenon, OCSO
To understand the life and thought of Thomas Merton, one must understand him as a monk. After introducing his vocation and entrance into the Trappist order, this book highlights some of his basic spir ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Grace Remington, OCSO, Introduction by Alice Chapman
This last small group of Bernard's sermons to be published in translation by Cistercian Publications rightly goes by the title De varii in the critical edition. While most of them treat feasts on the ...
The Poetics of the Image in Bernard of Clairvaux
Isaac Slater, OCSO
Bernard continually returns to the classical idea that the quality of desire shapes theological imagination. By attending to the multiple ways he develops and applies this insight, Beyond Measure unco ...
Bernard Bonowitz, OCSO
"Truly seeking God" is the one requirement Saint Benedict establishes for the admission of a candidate to the monastery. Once inside, that is exactly what he or she will be doing. In the first part of ...
Gilbert of Hoyland; Translated and edited by Lawrence C. Braceland SJ
Taking up Saint Bernard's unfinished sermon-commentary, Gilbert ruminates on verse 3:1-5:10 in forty-eight sermons, leaving the task to be finished by John of Ford.
Part One; Volume 2, Chapters 41-92
Ludolph of Saxony; Translated by Milton T. Walsh
The Vita Christi of Ludolph of Saxony, fourteenth-century Carthusian, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ from the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of com ...
The Sacred Treasures of St. Gregory of Narek
2020 Catholic Press Association second place award in theology--history of theology, church fathers and mothersIn April 2015, Pope Francis named the Armenian poet and theologian St. Gregory of Narek ( ...
Isaac of Stella, Translated by Lewis White with introduction by Elias Dietz, OCSO
Isaac of Stella was an English-born Cistercian who studied in the schools before entering monastic life and becoming abbot of Stella in 1147. His liturgical sermons inject a speculative philosophical ...
At the heart of Clothed in Language lies a journal, but the writing, while personal, has been given a thematic structure. Seeing language as a vital medium through which the divine is made present to ...
Memories and Reflections of the Father Abbot of La Trappe
Dom Marie-Gérard Dubois, OCSO; Translated by Georges Hoffmann and Jean Truax; Preface by Dom Guerric Reitz Séjotte, Abbot of La Trappe
This is a rich collection of memories and reflections from the long-time abbot of La Trappe, Dom Marie-Gérard Dubois, OCSO. Starting with his entry into monastic life, he walks the reader through the ...
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
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 ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 9
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell; Preface by William R. Grimes
Thomas Merton's deep roots in his own Cistercian tradition are on display in the two sets of conferences on the early days of the Order included in the present volume. The first surveys the relevant m ...