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Guerric of Igny
Guerric of Igny (d. 1157) ranks with Bernard of Clairvaux, Aelred of Rievaulx, and William of Saint Thierry as one of 'the four evangelists of Cîteaux'. Yet he is known only through these Liturgical S ...
Cistercian Wisdom According to Saint Bernard
Charles Dumont, OCSO
'A new book on Saint Bernard. And we mean new, not simply in the sense that it is another book, but that it is a book capable of communicating the bernardine good news in all its freshness, in the new ...
Helinand of Froidmont; Translated by Jenny Lind Porter
Helinand (c.1162—1237) was born to a noble flemish family which had fled to France after the assasination of Charles the Bold. In the richly creative, rough and tumble world of the twelfth century, he ...
More Sermons in a Monastery
Matthew Kelty OCSO; Edited by William O. Paulsell
The brief, unforgettable homilies in this second collection of monastic homilies speak of the human realities and are no less applicable to persons in the parish than they are to monks. A profound dev ...
John J. Pilch
The fifty-six essays in this book present cultural reflections on the gospel reading assigned for each Sunday in Cycle C of the Roman Lectionary. Each essay highlights aspects of the first-century, Ea ...
John J. Pilch
The fifty-six essays in this book present cultural reflections on the gospel reading assigned for each Sunday in Cycle B of the Roman Lectionary. Each essay highlights aspects of the first-century, Ea ...
Meditating with the Early Cistercians
Edited by E. Rozanne Elder
The White Monks' devotion to the Mother of God moved them to commit all their monasteries to her patronage. The most famous of them all, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, has been called the Marian Doctor. Re ...
Books and Libraries in Medieval English Nunneries
David N. Bell
The literacy and education of medieval nuns has been a subject of dispute and study in recent years. In his third Index of medieval libraries, David Bell presents a comprehensive list of all manuscrip ...
Medieval Exegesis of the Song of Songs
For centuries male celibates have described, expressed, and celebrated their love of God in the language of sex, most prolifically and characteristically in a thousand years' commentarial tradition on ...
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 ...
John J. Pilch
The fifty-six essays in this book present cultural reflections on the gospel reading assigned for each Sunday in Cycle A of the Roman Lectionary. Each essay highlights aspects of the first-century, Ea ...
Aelred of Rievaulx; Introduction by David Knowles
Meditation on Christ's humanity and a letter of instruction on a disciplined spiritual life for his sister epitomize Aelred's gentle spirituality. His pastoral prayer reflects a man conscious that he ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translation by Robert Walton OSB; Introductory Analysis by Emero Stiegman
Perhaps Bernard's most delightful tract, On Loving God posits that everything good in human persons is an expression of God's love and by love the person may participate in the being of the triune God ...
And the Letter to Maurice
Walter Daniel; Translated by F. M. Powicke and Jane Patricia Freeland; Introduction by Marsha Dutton
Walter Daniel knew Aelred well and attended him on his deathbed in 1167. He remembered, and portrayed, him as abbot, counsellor, and friend. Contemporaries who had known him as a public figure so imme ...
Stephen Of Sawley; Translated by Jeremiah F. O'Sullivan; Edited, with an Introduction, by Bede K. Lackner O.Cist.
A monk at Fountains Abbey and later abbot of Sawley, Stephen in his Meditations on the Gospel, on the Virgin, and on the Divine Office, delicately expresses the monastic devotion of the early thirteen ...