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The Letters of Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Volume 3Letters 310-475, as Archbishop, Indices

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 Canterbury on 6 March 1093. It was the first of many sharp differences between the Norman King and an archbishop who considered the reform of the church and the improvement of the moral conduct of the kingdom his prime tasks. Among his chief weapons in fighting to establish the Gregorian Reform in his new land was the letter. Whether reporting events or asking for news, proffering advice or wheeding favors, currying friends or placating adversaries, Anselm kept up a steady correspondence throughout his sixteen-year archiepiscopate. Collections of these letters circulated during his lifetime, establishing his postion on any number of topics. Now translated into English for the first time, The Letters of Saint Anselm give new insights into the life and mind of this pivotal figure in european history.

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The Venerable Bede

Benedicta Ward SLG

From his remote Northumbrian monastery, Bede (673-735) exerted an enormous and enduring influence on the study of Scripture, history, mathematics, and Latin literature. This overview of his life and writings, first published in 1990, has now been revised in the light of the most recent scholarship. In it noted scholar Sister Benedicta Ward introduces Bede and analyzes his works and the traditions and events which gave form to his thought.

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The Way of Silent Love

Carthusian Novice Conferences

A Carthusian, Translated by An Anglican Solitary

A carthusian novice master reminds his charges, and his readers, that the call to live wholly and radically in Christ is the vocation of all Christians and all humanity. 'The Christian is not a separate species of human being, but what each person is called to be. And the monk is not a separate species of Christian. He tries to be what each Christian ought to be. Conformity to Christ in faith, hope, and love: this is holiness, and each person is called to this holiness.'

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The Letters of Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Volume 1Anselm's Letters as Prior and Abbot of Bec (1070-1092)

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 Canterbury on 6 March 1093. It was the first of many sharp differences between the Norman King and an archbishop who considered the reform of the church and the improvement of the moral conduct of the kingdom his prime tasks. Among his chief weapons in fighting to establish the Gregorian Reform in his new land was the letter. Whether reporting events or asking for news, proffering advice or wheeding favors, currying friends or placating adversaries, Anselm kept up a steady correspondence throughout his sixteen-year archiepiscopate. Collections of these letters circulated during his lifetime, establishing his postion on any number of topics. Now translated into English for the first time, The Letters of Saint Anselm give new insights into the life and mind of this pivotal figure in european history.

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Guigo II

Ladder of Monks and Twelve Meditations

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. '...reading, meditation, prayer and contemplation. These make a ladder for monks by which they are lifted up from earth to heaven. It has few rungs, yet its length is immense and wonderful, for its lower end rests upon the earth, but its top pierces the clouds and seeks heavenly secrets.'

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Bede The Venerable

Commentary on the Seven Catholic Epistles

Translated from the Latin by Dom David Hurst OSB; Foreword by Lawrence T. Martin

Best known in the Middle Ages as a scriptural exegete, Bede here provides a running gloss on the Letters of James, Peter, John, and Jude. Why he chose these `lesser letters' for his first attempt at written exegesis no one knows; perhaps he did so because so few other scriptural commentators had glossed them. They are unique in that he inclined more to the literal interpretation of the text than he did in his more allegorical later commentaries. Preachers will find them useful; readers will find them illuminating.

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The Celtic Monk

Rules and Writings of Early Irish Monks

Translated and annotated by Uinseann • Maidin OCR

In the Early Middle Ages, the irish temperament—individualistic, poetic, and deeply loyal to family—produced great and learned saints and a unique monastic literature. Before the Norman Invasion, the isolation of the island allowed the development of traditions quite different from those of the continent or Britain. The rules, maxims, litanies, and poems of early irish monks convey the spirituality of the Isle of Saints in the sixth to eighth centuries.

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Bede The Venerable

Homilies on the GospelsBook Two • Lent to the Dedication of the Church

Translated by Lawrence T. Martin and David Hurst OSB

'I have spent all my life in this monastery', wrote Bede from his isolated Northumbrian cell, 'applying myself entirely to the study of the Scriptures...I have made it my business, for my own benefit and that of my brothers, to make brief extracts from the works of the venerable fathers on the holy Scripture, or to add notes of my own to clarify their sense and interpretation.' From the eighth to the fifteenth centuries, Bede's authority as a scriptural exegete was second only to that of the Doctors of the Latin Church. His influence was enormous. Yet modern readers associate this remarkable scholar-monk only with his History of the English Church and Nation and ignore the works he saw as his chief accomplishment.

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Christ within Me

Prayers and Meditations from the Anglo-Saxon Tradition

Compiled, with an Introduction, by Benedicta Ward SLG

From the rich tradition of the Anglo-Saxon Church of the sixth, seventh, and eighth centuries, Benedicta Ward has selected prayers and passages for meditation from both Latin and Anglo-Saxon sources. The mixture of Latin and Celtic Christian cultures, distilled and appropriated by the Germanic Anglo-Saxons, produced a distinctive English spiritual tradition which embraced kings and princesses, abbesses and monks, cowherds and poets, soldiers and beggars, and birds and animals. `It is possible through these passages to walk with these men and women as friends and see how their lives became filled with the life of Christ, in pain and desolation as well as in wonder, love, and praise.’ Benedicta Ward is Reader in Spirituality at Harris Mansfield College Oxford, and a member of the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God. Among her many books are The Venerable Bede, and High King of Heaven, Aspects of Early English Spirituality.

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Kurisumala

Francis Mahieu AcharyaA Pioneer of Christian Monasticism in India

Marthe Mahieu-De Praetere; Foreword by Marthe Mahieu; Preface by Armand Veilleux

Francis Mahieu, a middle-aged Trappist monk, arrived in India in 1955, intent, like his companions Jules Monchanin, Henri Le Saux, and Bede Griffiths, on living a Christian monastic life in the land where the monastic tradition had first taken root. More than a biography, Kurisumala is an account of the evolution of a monastic life which is both authentically Christian and authentically Indian. Includes an eight-page photograph insert in color. Marte Mahieu-De Praetere, a niece of Francis Acharya, visited her uncle in India regularly. She has consulted all the available documents on Kurisumala in Europe and in India and has interviewed everyone able to give her an account of the events she describes.

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The Spirituality Of The Medieval West

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 studied to trace the religious mentality of the laity, the ordinary and often illiterate majority of Christians.

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The Rule Of Saint Benedict

A Doctrinal and Spiritual Commentary

Adalbert de Vogüé OSB

After living the Rule and studying it for many years, the author introduces it to those who are encountering it for the first time. The relationship of Benedict's Rule to other early monastic legistation is treated thoroughly but the book is designed for those who are seeking a guide for christian living in this `little rule for beginners'.

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Bede: On Augustine on Paul

Venerable Bede

Translated by David Hurst, OSB

Best known for his historical and exegetical works Bede is here seen as the silent compiler. Bede makes use of and adds to the excerpts from Augustine's writings compiled by Eugippius, a neopolitan who in the seventh century collected meaningful passages from Augustine's commentary on the Letters of Paul for his monks. Bede then arranged these excerpts in the order of Paul's letters as we have them today. Bede's compilation, which was vastly important in the evolution of later theology, is available now for the first time in English.

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