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Jean-Marie Howe, OCSO
"The Secret" shared by Jean-Marie Howe, retired Cistercian Abbess of the Abbey of the Assumption in New Brunswick, is that through immersion in monastic life men and women enter into contact with the ...
A Guide to Monastic Profession
Augustine Roberts, OCSO; Foreword by Bernardo Olivera, OCSO
Hidden in every human heart is a "monk." For men and women in the cloister and in the world, Augustine Roberts explores the inner meaning of the conversatio morum, conversion of life, that underlies B ...
Prophet of Renewal
John Eudes Bamberger, OCSO
Like Bernard of Clairvaux, whose last act was to leave his cloister to mediate’successfully’between two nobles and prevent bloodshed, Thomas Merton found in the monastic life of prayer a source of str ...
Reflections for Novices
Maureen McCabe, OCSO
The psalms are at the very heart of monastic prayer. Recited seven times a day in the liturgy and reflected upon in the mind through the day during work and lectio divina, they provide those who recit ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
Cassian and the Fathers is the initial volume in the series of Novitiate Conferences of Thomas Merton, the classes he presented to young men beginning their monastic life at the Abbey of Gethsemani in ...
Rediscovering a Lost Tradition
Edited by E. Rozanne Elder; Foreword by Robert Lehman
In the frenetic modern world, many practising Christians have never been introduced to contemplative Christianity. Some have looked East for a treasure which has been integral to Christianity since th ...
Thomas Merton's Journey
Edited by M. Basil Pennington, OCSO
"The journey to full human integration is what life is all about for Thomas Merton, for any monk or nun, for any Christian, for any human being. We have in Thomas Merton, monk, Christian, man, a marve ...
Edited by Patrick Hart, OCSO
When he entered Gethsemani Abbey in 1941, Merton embraced a hidden life . By the time he died nearly thirty years later, he was well known as "a witness to life", a friend of people around the world, ...
The best-known Cistercian of the twentieth century reflects on the teaching and life of the most reknown Cistercian of the twelfth century. Three essays written in the 1950s explore the relation of co ...
Thomas MertonEdited by Patrick Hart, OCSO
Written during the last decade of Merton's life, these articles reflect his mature thought on monastic life in community and in solitude. Appealing to the monastic dimension in all of us, his reflecti ...