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An Existential and Spiritual Biography
Pierre-André Burton, OCSO, Translated by Christopher Coski
This book places the life of Aelred of Rievaulx, third abbot of the English Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx, within the hundred-year period from the Norman Conquest of England in October 1066 through Ael ...
Part Two; Volume 1, Chapters 1-57
Ludolph of Saxony; Translated 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 ...
Rethinking the Christian Desert Tradition
In Desert Daughters, Desert Sons, professor Rachel Wheeler argues that a new reading of the texts of the Christian desert tradition is needed to present the (often) anonymous women who inhabit the tex ...
Exploring Ignatian Sprirituality
Brian O'Leary, SJ
In recent years Ignatian spirituality has experienced a resurgence. There has been a widespread desire to learn more about Ignatius and his legacy, and many people have made the Spiritual Exercises in ...
Monastic Spirituality and the Life of the Church
Luigi Gioia, OSB; Translated by Barry M. Hudock
Monastic spirituality has much to offer Christians who live far beyond monastery walls. In Saint Benedict's Wisdom Luigi Gioia, OSB, demonstrates that monastic spirituality is a gift for the whole Chu ...
The Cistercian Nuns of Tautra Mariakloster, Preface by Dom Brendan Freeman, OCSO
For at least eight centuries, the Norwegian island of Tautra in the Trondheim fjord has been known for its spiritual waves and special light. In the Middle Ages, Cistercian monks established the north ...
The Theology and Practice of Christian Prayer
Gerhard Lohfink; Translated by Linda M. Maloney
A lot of people would like to learn to pray all over again. Others are not so sure they ought to pray. They want to know whether prayer will help them and, more than that, whether it will be of any us ...
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. ...
St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross on Spiritual Direction
Mark O'Keefe, OSB
The Christian life is a grand journey. And like any pilgrimage along unfamiliar roads, we can benefit from having experienced guides and trustworthy companions along the way.Through their classic spir ...
Theology and Practice, Communal and Personal
Ladislas Orsy, SJ
Pope Francis has said, "Discernment is a choice of courage."In this little wisdom book, Professor Ladislas Orsy shows contemporary readers a well-tested way to listen to the Holy Spirit within and amo ...
Steps on the Road to Your Soul
Mark A. Villano
Words of Scripture. Symbols of faith. Do you ever wonder what they really have to do with you? Can they truly help to interpret human experiences and change hearts? Does the metaphor of life as a jour ...
Constructing an Early Christian Ideal
What does it mean to be humble like Christ? In this book, Bernadette McNary-Zak explores various concepts of Christian humility in late antiquity. To help the reader deepen their understanding of Chri ...
Eucharistic Theology and Anthropology in the Writings of Gertrude the Great of Helfta
This book examines how the writings of the thirteenth-century nun Gertrude the Great of Helfta articulate an innovative relationship between a person's eucharistic devotion and her body. It attends to ...
Thomas Merton's Monastic Spirituality
Bonnie B. Thurston; Foreword by Paul Quenon, OCSO
To understand the life and thought of Thomas Merton, one must understand him as a monk. After introducing his vocation and entrance into the Trappist order, this book highlights some of his basic spir ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Grace Remington, OCSO, Introduction by Alice Chapman
This last small group of Bernard's sermons to be published in translation by Cistercian Publications rightly goes by the title De varii in the critical edition. While most of them treat feasts on the ...