Grimlaicus; Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Andrew Thornton
The monk Grimlaicus (ca. 900) wrote a rule for those who, like himself, pursued the solitary life within a monastic community. Never leaving their cell yet participating in the liturgical life of the ...
Cistercian Wisdom According to Saint Bernard
Charles Dumont, OCSO
'A new book on Saint Bernard. And we mean new, not simply in the sense that it is another book, but that it is a book capable of communicating the bernardine good news in all its freshness, in the new ...
Prayer in the Rule of St. Benedict
Korneel Vermeiren OCSO; Translated and introduced by Richard Yeo OSB
Praying with Benedict explores the spirituality of the monastic tradition and draws out the essence of a way of praying that embraces the whole of the Christian's life. Korneel Vermeiren begins by exa ...
Aelred of Rievaulx; Introduction by David Knowles
Meditation on Christ's humanity and a letter of instruction on a disciplined spiritual life for his sister epitomize Aelred's gentle spirituality. His pastoral prayer reflects a man conscious that he ...
Volume 1 Anselm's Letters as Prior and Abbot of Bec (1070-1092)
Anselm of Canterbury; Translated and Annotated by Walter Fröhlich
A monk and a scholar generally recognized as the keenest philosophical and theological mind of his time, Anselm, abbot of Bec, found himself forcibly and unwillingly invested as Archbishop of Canterbu ...
Gregory of Narek's Commentary on the Song of Songs
Gregory of Narek; Translated by Roberta Ervine
Guerric of Igny; Introduction and Translation by Monks at Mount St Bernard Abbey
In fifty-four sermons following the liturgical year, Guerric reveals his deep familiarity with Scripture and his incisive mind, and tells succeeding generations all they know of his life and personali ...
Thousands and Thousands of Lovers examines the spiritual significance of community to the Cistercian nuns of Helfta—a concern that lies at the heart of the monastery’s literature. Focusing on a woeful ...
Guigo II; Translated by Edmund Colledge and James Walsh
'My thoughts on the spiritual exercises proper to cloistered monks'; the ninth prior of La Grande Chartreuse ('1180) articulates the monastic contemplative tradition in distinctively western terms. '. ...
A Monastic Handbook for Combating Demons
Evagrius of Pontus; Translated with an Introduction by David Brakke
How did the monks of the Egyptian desert fight against the demons that attacked them with tempting thoughts? How could Christians resist the thoughts of gluttony, fornication, or pride that assailed t ...
Bernard of Clairvaux; Edited by John Leinenweber and Mark A. Scott, OCSO; Foreword by Wim Verbaal
This volume contains Saint Bernard's sermons for the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. Included are sermons for the Purification, Septuagesima, the feast of Saint Benedict, and the feast of the A ...
An Introduction to the Development of Christian Doctrine to AD 500
David N. Bell; Includes photos and illustrations
First published in 1989, A Cloud of Witnesses has been completely rewritten to incorporate a multitude of minor amendments and a considerable amount of additional information. Like the first edition, ...
Helinand of Froidmont; Translated by Jenny Lind Porter
Helinand (c.1162 ' 1237) was born to a noble Flemish family which had fled to France after the assassination of Charles the Bold. In the richly creative, rough and tumble world of the twelfth century, ...
Gregory the Great; Translated by Brian Kerns, OCSO; Introduction by Mark
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 ...
The Doctrine of Compunction in the Christian East
Irénée Hausherr; Translated by Anselm Hufstader OSB
If joy in the resurrection is the distinguishing mark of christian faith, why have christian saints throughout the ages prayed for 'the gift of tears'? What place has penthos, heartfelt compunction, i ...