An Anthology of Syriac Christian Mysticism
Translated, with an Introduction, by Brian E. Colless
Carthusian Novice Conferences
A Carthusian, Translated by an Anglican Solitary
'The spiritual centre of the human person, the self', writes the author, 'maintains its fundamental identity for the whole of life on earth and is destined for participation in the eternal life of God ...
Daily Readings for Meditation during the Winter Season
Selected by Emma Cazabonne
God is light, says Saint John, and in him there is no darkness at all. These passages from the works of early Cistercian monks and nuns reflect on the mystery of that divine light. If we have the ligh ...
Monastic Experience of the Christian Mystery
The Sun at Midnight offers a splendid, easily accessible summary of mystical theology in the Cistercian school. Bernardo Olivera, a master of both the theology and the practice of the spiritual life, ...
Stages of Prayer in Saint Bernard
Maureen McCabe, OCSO
As founding abbot of Clairvaux, Bernard's giftedness and good judgment made him an often-sought resource by both church and secular powers, and in that capacity, he was sometimes delightful and someti ...
Spiritual Accompaniment and Spiritual Growth
André Louf, OCSO
Spiritual accompaniment-patient listening and honest openness has become widespread among Christians ofmany traditions in recent years. Is this modern application of an ancient 'discernment of spirits ...
Dom Bernardo Olivera
Both a reflection and a practical guidebook on spiritual accompaniment, or direction, Light for My Path does not sidestep such delicate issues as: the relationship between authority and spiritual dire ...
Aspects of Early English Spirituality
Benedicta Ward, SLG
In the seventh and eighth centuries, missionaries from Rome and Ireland brought Christianity to England. The English piety which developed, resulted from the rich mingling of Celtic, Roman and Anglo-S ...
By André Louf OCSO; Translated, with an Introduction, by Lawrence S. Cunningham
André Louf’s probing essay on the nature of humility revisions this fundamental Christian virtue away from the misunderstandings of both the scholastic tradition and its modern counterparts to locate ...
The Last of the Homilies
By Matthew Kelty; Edited, with an Introduction, by William O. Paulsell
Living the Transfiguration
The Transfiguration of Christ is a pivot in the gospel of salvation, beckoning Christians back into the teaching of Christ and forward to his death and resurrection. Described in three gospels and the ...
Rediscovering a Lost Tradition
Edited by E. Rozanne Elder; Foreword by Robert Lehman
In the frenetic modern world, many practising Christians have never been introduced to contemplative Christianity. Some have looked East for a treasure which has been integral to Christianity since th ...
The Eighth to the Twelfth Century
André Vauchez; Translated by Colette Friedlander
Defining spirituality as 'the dynamic unity between the content of a faith and the way in which it is lived by historically determined human beings', Vauchez steps outside the clerical world usually s ...
Sergius Bolshakoff; Introduction by Thomas Merton
A panorama of Russian Christian spirituality, richly illustrated with passages from formative works.
The Spirituality of the Christian East Volume 2
Tomáš Špidlík SJ; Anthony P. Gythiel, Translator
This second volume on Eastern Christian spirituality amplifies in depth the final two chapters of the earlier The Spirituality of the Christian East: A Systematic Handbook. Like Cassian in writing his ...