The Names of Jesus Used by Early Christians and the Development of the "Jesus Prayer"
Irénée Hausherr; Translated by Charles Cummings, OCSO
This book explains how the Jesus Prayer developed and the names by which early Christians addressed Christ.
Calm and spirituality ’the true hallmarks of Carthusian writings’ distinguish this book. The first part sets out the principles of the interior life; the second works out a method of prayer. There fol ...
"Rhythms of Silence, Prayer, and Holy Reading"
For those outside the cloister Norvene Vest sets the elements of the Rule’regular prayer and prayerful attention to work’within the silence which enables us to listen to, reflect on, and respond to Go ...
The Martyrs of Atlas
Bernardo Olivera, OCSO
The Abbot General of the Trappist Order (Cistercians of the Strict Observance) reflects on the martyrdom in 1996 of seven of his monks, kidnapped from the Algerian monastery of Our Lady of Atlas and e ...
A Cistercian Retreat
Edited by Chaminade Crabtree OCSO; Introduction by Nivard Kinsella OCSO
"This is the best retreat we ever had at Gethsemani," commented Thomas Merton of the talks reproduced in this volume. Recorded in 1958 at Holy Spirit Abbey in Conyers, Georgia, transcribed, and now pr ...
Initiation into the Monastic Tradition, 3
Thomas Merton; Edited by Patrick F. O'Connell
In these conferences dating to 1961, Thomas Merton provides for his audience of young monks an overview of major themes and figures in the Christian mystical tradition as an integral part of their rel ...
Through the Year with the Desert Fathers and Mothers
Edited by Tim Vivian; Foreword by Aelred Glidden, OSB
The insights of the desert monks of the fifth and sixth centuries amaze, and startle, readers by their wisdom. Among other things, they teach "that the first step in overcoming our sinfulness is an ho ...
Translated, with an introduction, by Sebastian Brock
From the semitic-aramaic spirituality of the early Church to the hellenized theological vision of later centuries, the syrian tradition offers modern Christians an intensity, insights, and an immediac ...
A Patristic Breviary. Ancient Wisdom for Today's World
Thomás Spidlík; Translated by Paul Drake
Sparkling in the ancient texts of the Fathers of the Church’the bishop, monks and theologians who wrote during the first formative six christian centuries’is a fountain of wisdom overflowing with spir ...
Smaragdus of Saint-Mihiel; Translated by David Barry, OSB
Smaragdus was a monk and abbot of considerable standing in the early ninth century church. His Diadema Monachorum (The Crown of Monks), together with a later commentary on the Rule of Saint Benedict, ...
An Ashram Perspective
Francis Acharya, OCSO; Edited with an Introduction by Michael Casey, OCSO
Cistercian Spirituality: An Ashram Perspective is a spiritual directory written by Fr. Francis Acharya for the monastic community that he founded at Kurisumala (Kerala, India). As the editor, Fr. Mich ...
David N. Bell
Orthodox Christianity’ divided into two main groups: Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox’is now a world-wide phenomenon and one of the fastest growing Christian traditions in the United States. In ...
Spirituality of the Desert by a Monk
Translated by Alan Neame
A new edition of a treasured contemplative classic. The author takes readers on a journey based on biblical themes and urges them to seek a personal inner hermitage in which to seek and to reach God. ...
An Introduction to Lectio Divina
Enzo Bianchi; Translated by James W. Zona
Scripture brings the Word of God to us when we read and welcome it in faith as the Word which comes from God and leads to God. Scripture is the means by which we live in God. The ancient monastic (and ...
The Origins of an Antiochene Church
Abbot Paul Naaman
The Maronite Church is one of twenty-two Eastern Catholic Churches in communion with the Pope of Rome. Her patriarch is in Lebanon. Forty-three bishops and approximately five million faithful make up ...