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His Life, Rule, and Legacy
Terrence G. Kardong, OSB
Saint Columban: His Life, Rule, and Legacy contains a new English translation of a commentary on the entire Rule of Columban. Columban was a sixth-century Irish monk who compiled a written rule of lif ...
Pastoral Care of Novices
Michael Casey, OCSO
In his chapter on the procedure for the reception of new brothers, Saint Benedict makes provision for entrusting them to the care of "a senior who is skilled in winning souls who will diligently pay a ...
Drawn from the Monastic Tradition
Francis Kline, OCSO
We find the essence of holiness deep in the Scriptures, in the teaching and imitation of Jesus. When a Christian lives a particular way of holiness back to its scriptural source, we see in the person ...
Texts and Studies on the Earliest Cistercians
Edited by E. Rozanne Elder
'A mirror for the diligent, a gad-fly for the indolent', one Benedictine called the Cistercians of his day. Although cistercian studies have flourished over the past quarter century, most attention ha ...
Prior of the Charterhouse
Guigo I; Translated by A. Gordon Mursell
The fifth prior of the Grande Chartreuse, Guigo I was esteemed as 'a prior worthy of eternal fame', a prudent man and immensely erudite in both secular and sacred studies. His personal reflections on ...
Guigo II; Translated by Edmund Colledge and James Walsh
'My thoughts on the spiritual exercises proper to cloistered monks'; the ninth prior of La Grande Chartreuse (†1180) articulates the monastic contemplative tradition in distinctively western terms. '. ...