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Blessed Gabriella Sagheddu; Translated by David Lavich, OCSO, with introduction by Mariella Carpinello
During Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu's short life as a Cistercian nun in the Italian monastery of Grottaferrata, she wrote detailed letters about her life there to her family in Sardinia and to her ...
Random Ruminations For Every Day of the Year
Michael Casey, OCSO
Balaam's Donkey is a series of daily reflections based on the homilies preached by Cistercian monk Michael Casey over his fifty years of priesthood. What remained of the original homilies was a large ...
Meeting the Paschal Mystery in the People Around Us
Albert Holtz, OSB; Illustrations by Daniel Partain
Using vignettes set in or near his monastery in downtown Newark, New Jersey, Benedictine monk Albert Holtz helps us to see that the Easter mystery, which can often seem abstract and distant, is in fac ...
Mystery and Mercy in the Work of Father Matthew Kelty, OCSO
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr.
Father Matthew Kelty was an especially beloved monk at the historic Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. Perhaps best known as Thomas Merton's colleague and confessor in the year prior to Merton's death, ...
Thomas Merton; Foreword by Sarah Coakley
This guide to monastic prayer, written in 1968 and thus turning out to be Thomas Merton's final testament to us, is now available in a new edition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his death. ...
Essays on Benedictine History and Spirituality in Honor of Michael Casey, OCSO
Edited by Carmel Posa, SGS
This volume, written by eighteen monks, nuns, and lay scholars from seven countries and four continents, aims to recognize the contribution that Michael Casey has made to Cistercian and Benedictine li ...
Thomas Merton, Edited by Jon M. Sweeney, Foreword by Michael N. McGregor
Thomas Merton's lectures to the young monastics at the Abbey of Gethsemani provide a good look at Merton the scholar. A Course in Christian Mysticism gathers together, for the first time, the best of ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 8
Thomas Merton, Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
These conferences, presented by Thomas Merton to the novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1963-1964, focus mainly on the life and writings of his great Cistercian predecessor, St. Bernard of Clairvau ...
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 ...
"Early Essays, 1947-1952"
Thomas Merton; Edited with an Introduction by Patrick F. O'Connell; Foreword by Jonathan Montaldo
This volume gathers together twelve essays that Thomas Merton wrote for various journals between 1947 and 1952, the years that saw the publication of his best-selling autobiography The Seven Storey Mo ...
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 ...
"Initiation into the Monastic Tradition, 6"
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
As novice master of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky, Thomas Merton presented weekly conferences to familiarize his charges with the meaning and purpose of the vows they aspi ...
A First-Millennium Legacy for the Third-Millennium Church
This work represents a novel treatment of the mission of the Church fathers, the early Christian ascetics, and their disciples during the turbulent centuries that followed the passing of the apostles. ...
An Ashram Perspective
Francis Acharya, OCSO; Edited with an Introduction by Michael Casey, OCSO
Cistercian Spirituality: An Ashram Perspective is a spiritual directory written by Fr. Francis Acharya for the monastic community that he founded at Kurisumala (Kerala, India). As the editor, Fr. Mich ...
"Initiation into the Monastic Tradition, 5"
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
In this set of novitiate conferences from the late 1950s, Thomas Merton provides a vivid and detailed introduction to the traditional pattern and practices of the monastic day during the period immedi ...