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Part One; Volume 2, Chapters 41-92
Ludolph of Saxony; Translated and Introduced by Milton T. Walsh
The Vita Christi of Ludolph of Saxony, fourteenth-century Carthusian, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ from the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of com ...
The Life of John the Little by Zacharias of Sakha
Edited by Tim Vivian, Rowan Greer, and Maged S. A. Mikhail
Saint John the Little was a monk and hegumen of Scetis (Wadi Natrun) during the first great period of early Egyptian monasticism. The Apophthegmata preserve some fifty sayings by or about him (see CS ...
Translated, with an Introduction, by John B. Wickstrom
Maurus serves in Gregory the Great's Life of Saint Benedict as an example of the monastic virtues Benedict taught. As Carolingian monasteries adopted the Benedictine Rule in the ninth century, Maurus ...
Abba Daniel of Scetis
Edited, with an Introduction, by Tim Vivian
Abba Daniel, priest, monastic superior and model of holiness in the austere world of desert monasticism, lived in the sixth century. Some dozen stories about him, and a few sayings attributed to him, ...
The Emperor's Monk
Ardo's Life translated by Allen Cabaniss; Foreword by Clemens Radl and Annette Grabowsky
Given the task of reviving monasticism and imposing uniformity throughout the Carolingian Empire, Witiza, a Visigothic lord became monk with the name Benedict, and read and compared all the existing m ...
A Spiritual Biography of Blessed Rafael Arnaiz Baron
By Gonzalo Maria Fernández, OCSO; Translated by Hugh McCaffery, OCSO; Preface by Patricio Peman
Set amid the tumult of the Spanish Civil War, this spiritual biography recounts the efforts of a fervent young Spanish aristocrat to come to grips with his artistic talent, his intense personality and ...
Aelred of Rievaulx; Translated by Jane Patricia Freeland, Introduction and annotations by Marsha L. Dutton
The Martyrs of Atlas
Bernardo Olivera, OCSO
The Abbot General of the Trappist Order (Cistercians of the Strict Observance) reflects on the martyrdom in 1996 of seven of his monks, kidnapped from the Algerian monastery of Our Lady of Atlas and e ...
Cyril Of Scythopolis; Translated by R. M. Price; Introduction and notes by John Binns
The narrow stretch of desert between the Jordan Valley and the hill country of Judea drew great biblical prophets—Elijah and John the Baptist—and unforgettable christian ascetics. Our best source of i ...
A Medieval Biography
Translated, with Commentary and Introduction, by David Mycoff
The cult of the penitent Magdalene grew rapidly in western Europe in the Middle Ages, as a number of shrines and church dedications attest. This medieval narration, tracing in imaginative detail the l ...
Besa; Translated, with an Introduction, by David N. Bell
Shenoute of Atripe, ranked second only to Pachomius for his contribution to the development of egyptian monasticism, is all but unknown outside the coptic tradition. This first english translation of ...