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The Poetic Example of Emily Dickinson
Charles M. Murphy
In this book, Charles Murphy explores the still unfolding rediscovery of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), our foremost American poet, as a mystic of profound depth and ambition. She declined publication o ...
Thomas Merton; Foreword by Sarah Coakley
This guide to monastic prayer, written in 1968 and thus turning out to be Thomas Merton's final testament to us, is now available in a new edition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his death. ...
The Gospels and the Interior Life
The incarnation has made mystics of us all. What if we read the gospels as if that were true? In his book Contemplating Christ, Vincent Pizzuto offers an exploration of the interior life for modern co ...
Thomas Merton, Edited by Jon M. Sweeney, Foreword by Michael N. McGregor
Thomas Merton's lectures to the young monastics at the Abbey of Gethsemani provide a good look at Merton the scholar. A Course in Christian Mysticism gathers together, for the first time, the best of ...
Easter Meditations from the Vita Christi
Ludolph of Saxony; Translated by Milton T. Walsh
Vita Christi, a spiritual classic of the fourteenth century by the Carthusian Ludolph of Saxony, was an early and extremely comprehensive book of meditations on the events recorded in the gospels. A p ...
Palladius of Aspuna; Edited and Translated by John Wortley
Born in Galatia in the 360s, Palladius enrolled as a monk on the Mount of Olives in his early twenties. As a monk, he traveled to Alexandria, the desert of Nitria, the Cells, Palestine, Rome, and the ...
How I Came to Be at Home with Myself
Bieke Vandekerckhove; Translated by Rudolf Van Puymbroeck
At the youthful age of nineteen Bieke Vandekerckhove was diagnosed with ALS (a degenerative neurological disease, aka Lou Gehrig's disease). Unexpectedly, three years later her disease went into remis ...
Merton's Awakening to the Feminine Divine
Christopher Pramuk; Includes illustrations and photos
In this series of deeply meditative retreat conferences, Christopher Pramuk leads the reader through a sustained meditation on Wisdom-Sophia, the feminine face of God's presence alive in the world, wh ...
Toward an Integral Christian Spirituality
Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam
A perennial problem for spiritual traditions of all sorts is dualism-either a positing of a false distance between the Divine and the created or a rejection of creation and the human body. Many contem ...
Harvey D. Egan, SJ
Called in a special way to listen to God's whispers, the mystics amplify not only what it means to be baptized into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ—and to having the Trinity living i ...
Insights from the Mystics
Though trinitarian theology has enjoyed a resurgence of interest in the last few years, there is a lamentable lacuna in much of this study, a gap between intellectual rigor and concrete experience. Wh ...
A Companion to Julian of Norwich
Long text translated by John-Julian, OJN, with a commentary by Frederick S. Roden, AOJN
In the year 1373 a young Englishwoman whose name we do not know—she is called "Julian" because she lived part of her life as an enclosed solitary in the church of St. Julian in Norwich—experienced a s ...
The Worlds of the Desert Fathers and Mothers
David G.R. Keller
The life and wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers is not only retained in historical volumes, but has been a constant presence throughout the development of the church. A formative influence since ...
Buddhist Meditation for Christians
In Taking Jesus Seriously, the words of Jesus become clearer when matched with the practices and insights of Buddhist meditation. This book presents a Christian way to implement the words of Jesus by ...
An Integrated Vision
Anne H. King-Lenzmeier
Hildegard of Bingen: An Integrated Vision shows that Hildegard's opus was filled with balance, unity, and a stress on the Gospel—a life and work that served as an inspiration and a challenge for the t ...