Isaac of Stella, Translated by Lewis White with introduction by Elias Dietz, OCSO
Isaac of Stella was an English-born Cistercian who studied in the schools before entering monastic life and becoming abbot of Stella in 1147. His liturgical sermons inject a speculative philosophical ...
At the heart of Clothed in Language lies a journal, but the writing, while personal, has been given a thematic structure. Seeing language as a vital medium through which the divine is made present to ...
Memories and Reflections of the Father Abbot of La Trappe
Dom Marie-Gérard Dubois, OCSO; Translated by Georges Hoffmann and Jean Truax; Preface by Dom Guerric Reitz Séjotte, Abbot of La Trappe
This is a rich collection of memories and reflections from the long-time abbot of La Trappe, Dom Marie-Gérard Dubois, OCSO. Starting with his entry into monastic life, he walks the reader through the ...
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
As master of novices for ten years (1955-1965) at the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky, Thomas Merton was responsible for the spiritual formation of young men preparing for monas ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 9
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell; Preface by William R. Grimes
Thomas Merton's deep roots in his own Cistercian tradition are on display in the two sets of conferences on the early days of the Order included in the present volume. The first surveys the relevant m ...
Fifteen Sessions with the Famous Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton, Edited by Jon M. Sweeney, Foreword by Paul Quenon, OCSO
2020 Association of Catholic Publishers first place award in spiritualityThomas Merton's sessions with the young monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani showcase Merton's brilliant ability to survey the key ...
Gregory the Great; Translated by Brian Kerns, OCSO; Introduction by Mark DelCogliano
Gregory the Great was pope from 590 to 604, a time of great turmoil in Italy and in the western Roman Empire generally because of the barbarian invasions. Gregory's experience as prefect of the city o ...
Edited by Hugh Feiss, OSB, Ronald E. Pepin, and Maureen M. O'Brien
A Benedictine Reader: 530-1530 has been more than twenty years in the making. A collaboration of a dozen scholars, this project gives as broad and deep a sense of the reality of the first one thousand ...
His Interreligious Dialogue, Inter-monastic Exchanges, and Their Legacy
Jaechan Anselmo Park, OSB, Foreword by William Skudlarek, OSB, Preface by Bonnie B. Thurston
Thomas Merton recognized the value and possibility of contemplative dialogue between monastics and contemplatives of other religious traditions and hoped that, through such dialogue, monastics would s ...
Blessed Gabriella Sagheddu; Translated by David Lavich, OCSO, with introduction by Mariella Carpinello
During her short life as a Cistercian nun in the Italian monastery of Grottaferrata, Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu wrote detailed letters about her life there to her family in Sardinia and to her f ...
Random Ruminations For Every Day of the Year
Michael Casey, OCSO
Balaam's Donkey is a series of daily reflections based on the homilies preached by Cistercian monk Michael Casey over his fifty years of priesthood. What remained of the original homilies was a large ...
The Durham and Lincoln Collections, Sermons 47-84
Aelred of Rievaulx; Translated by Kathryn Krug, Lewis White and the Catena Scholarium; Edited with an introduction by Ann Astell
Aelred, abbot of the Yorkshire Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx from 1147 to 1167, wrote six spiritual treatises, seven historical treatises, and 182 liturgical sermons, many of which he delivered as chap ...
Mystery and Mercy in the Work of Father Matthew Kelty, OCSO
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr.
Father Matthew Kelty was an especially beloved monk at the historic Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. Perhaps best known as Thomas Merton's colleague and confessor in the year prior to Merton's death, ...
Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Systematic Collection
Translated by John Wortley; Foreword by Bernard Flusin
In the early part of the fourth century, a few Christians, mostly men and some women, began to withdraw from "the world" to retreat into the desert, there to practice their new religion more seriously ...
David N. Bell
This is an annotated translation of the classic Description de l'abbaye de La Trappe, the most important eye-witness account of life at the abbey of La Trappe under Armand-Jean de Rancé. The work incl ...