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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 ...
The Durham and Lincoln Collections, Sermons 47-84
Aelred of Rievaulx; Translated by Kathryn Krug, Lewis White and the Catena Scholarium; Edited with an introduction by Ann Astell
Aelred, abbot of the Yorkshire Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx from 1147 to 1167, wrote six spiritual treatises, seven historical treatises, and 182 liturgical sermons, many of which he delivered as chap ...
Aelred of Rievaulx; Translated by Lewis White with introduction by Marsha L. Dutton
During his twenty years as abbot of the Yorkshire monastery of Rievaulx, Aelred preached many sermons: to his own monks, in other monasteries, and at significant gatherings outside the cloister. In th ...
Edited by Ann Astell and Joseph Warwykow, Introduction by Dom Elias Dietz, OCSO
During the "Silver Age" of the Cistercians (the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries), pseudepigraphical compositions bearing the name Bernard flourished. Important for the history of monasticism and ...
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. ...
Praising Saint Bernard in the France of Louis XIV
David N. Bell
This volume contains translations or summaries of the most important panegyrics in praise of Saint Bernard that were preached during the reign of Louis XIV. Some of the preachers were and are regarded ...
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 ...
The Second Clairvaux Collection; Christmas through All Saints
Aelred of Rievaulx, Translated by Marie Anne Mayeski, Introduction by Domenico Pezzini
Aelred, abbot of the Yorkshire Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx from 1147 to 1167, wrote six spiritual treatises, seven historical treatises, and 182 liturgical sermons, most of which he delivered as chap ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Irene Edmonds, Edited by Mark Scott, OCSO, Introduction by Wim Verbaal
On the anniversary of the dedication of the monastery church at Clairvaux, Saint Bernard spoke to the community to explain the meaning of the feast: "What sanctity can these stones have that we should ...
William of Saint-Thierry, Arnold of Bonneval, and Geoffrey of Auxerre; Translated with an Introduction and Notes byHilary 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 ...
"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 ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Edited by John Leinenweber and Mark Scott, OCSO; Foreword by Wim Verbaal
This volume contains Saint Bernard's sermons for the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. Included are sermons for the Purification, Septuagesima, the feast of Saint Benedict, and the feast of the A ...
"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 ...
Theologian of the Cross
Anthony N.S. Lane
This book offers a complete study of the doctrine of the cross in the writings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Until now, this theologically rich topic has not received the attention it calls for. Anth ...
A Narrative of the Beginning of the Cistercian Order
Translated by Benedicta Ward, SLG, and Paul Savage; Edited by Rozanne Elder
In the closing decades of the twelfth century, the Cistercian Order had become an important ecclesiastical and economic power in Europe. Yet it had lost its influential spokesman, Bernard of Clairvaux ...