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Studies in Spiritual Direction
Edited by Robert E. Alvis
Throughout the church's long history, Christians have sought out wise mentors to guide them on the journey toward God. A Science of the Saints explores the dynamics of spiritual direction as revealed ...
The Sacred Treasures of St. Gregory of Narek
2020 Catholic Press Association second place award in theology--history of theology, church fathers and mothersIn April 2015, Pope Francis named the Armenian poet and theologian St. Gregory of Narek ( ...
Voices from Our Past Enlivening Our Worship
How might Ambrose of Milan, Hildegard of Bingen, and Catherine of Siena inspire us to improve Sunday worship? What about Lawrence, John of Damascus, Thomas Cranmer, Johannes Kepler, Margaret Fell, and ...
Pope Paul VI (1963-78) was one of the most important and influential pontiffs of the twentieth century. In this engaging biography, Michael Collins examines this deeply spiritual man who is remembered ...
An Ecumenical Path toward a Worldly Spirituality
Michael P. Plekon
Not a few figures—writers, poets, activists, teachers—have focused on the presence of the Holy One in the ordinary, on the many possibilities of worldly spirituality. In this book, pastor, teacher, an ...
Day by Day with Saintly Witnesses
Since the early centuries, Christians have held up the saints as models of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While the church officially recognizes a relatively small number of saints, the actual ro ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 8
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
These conferences, presented by Thomas Merton to the novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1963-1964, focus mainly on the life and writings of his great Cistercian predecessor, St. Bernard of Clairvau ...
The Second Clairvaux Collection; Christmas through All Saints
Aelred of Rievaulx, Translated by Marie Anne Mayeski, Introduction by Domenico Pezzini
Aelred, abbot of the Yorkshire Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx from 1147 to 1167, wrote six spiritual treatises, seven historical treatises, and 182 liturgical sermons, most of which he delivered as chap ...
Annotated Translation of the Odes, Litanies, and Encomia
"Saint Gregory of Narek, a monk of the tenth century, knew how to express the sentiments of your people more than anyone. He gave voice to the cry, which became a prayer of a sinful and sorrowful huma ...
"Late have I loved you, Beauty so ancient and so new," prayed Saint Augustine. In a long and passionate search like a lost sheep, he delved in various philosophies. Finally, he discovered that God is ...
Love Must Win Out
With the cause for his beatification reportedly moving along rapidly now at the Vatican, this biography of a people's saint traces the events leading up to the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romer ...
Hildegard of Bingen; Translated by Beverly Mayne Kienzle with Jenny C. Bledsoe and Stephen H. Behnke; Introduction and Notes by Beverly Mayne Kienzle with Jenny C. Bledsoe
Perhaps the least studied of Hildegard of Bingen's writings, Solutions to Thirty-Eight Questions is translated in this volume into English for the first time from the original Latin.In this work of ex ...
Contemplation and the Healing of the Self
Susan R. PitchfordForeword by Alan Jones
Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. One hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Coo ...
Cistercian Blessed and Saints of the Golden Age
Thomas Merton; Edited with an Introduction by Patrick Hart; Foreword by Brian Patrick McGuire
Shortly after entering the monastic life in December 1941, a relatively unknown Trappist monk called Frater Louis-who would later be known to the world by his given name, Thomas Merton-began to pen bi ...
Wendy M. Wright Foreword by His Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahony
The Lady of the Angels and Her City recounts Wendy Wright's visitations to her hometown's many Marian churches and shrines. But it is much more than a personal pilgrimage narrative. It offers importan ...