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Monasticism

  • A Cry for Mercyby Henri Nouwen

    The Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    A reissue of one of Henri Nouwen?s most powerful and most personal books: prayers that ?reveal a fearful heart, a cry for mercy, rays of hope, the power of the Spirit, the needs of the world, and finally gratitude.? In his continuing search for a deeper understanding of the spiritual life, Henri Nouwen traveled twice to the Trappist monastery in... more...

  • Friars, Theby C. H Lawrence

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The mendicant friars of the Franciscan and Dominican orders played a unique and important role in medieval society. In the early thirteenth century, the Church was being challenged by a confident new secular culture, associated with the growth of towns, the rise of literature and articulate laity, the development of new sciences and the creation of... more...

  • Lives of Spiritby Dr Nicky Hallett; Ms Anne Lake Prescott; Dr Betty S Travitsky

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Nicky Hallett has uncovered a major new source of material by and about English nuns living in exile in the Low Countries during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This volume presents the women's voices in unmediated form, direct in all their vibrancy, with an extensive introduction that provides historical and cultural contexts for an understanding... more...

  • Life in a Monasteryby Stephen Hebron

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90

    The golden age of the monastery in Britain was between the Norman Conquest (1066) and the dissolution of the monasteries (1536-40). This guide examines the lives of the monks in the seclusion of the great monasteries, freed from the temptations and distractions of the fallen world and governed by the triple vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.... more...

  • Negotiating Clerical Identitiesby Jennifer D. Thibodeaux

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    Clerics in the Middle Ages were subjected to differing ideals of masculinity, both from within the Church and from lay society. The historians in this volume interrogate the meaning of masculine identity for the medieval clergy, by considering a wide range of sources, time periods and geographical contexts. more...

  • How the Irish Saved Civilizationby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history... more...

  • Contemplative Prayerby Thomas Merton; Thich Nhat Hanh

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.00

    In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences?from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism?to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems... more...

  • Run to the Mountainby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    When Thomas Merton died accidentally in Bangkok in 1968, the beloved Trappist monk's will specified that his personal diaries not be published for 25 years -- presumably because they contained his uncensored thoughts and feelings. Now, a quarter of a century has passed since Merton's death, and the journals are the last major piece of writing to appear... more...

  • Turning Toward the Worldby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.24

    "Inexorably life moves on towards crisis and mystery. Everyone must struggle to adjust himself to this, to face the situation for 'now is the judgment of the world.' In a way, each one judges himself merely by what he does. Does, not says. Yet let us not completely dismiss words. They do have meaning. They are related to action. They spring from action... more...

  • Dialogues with Silenceby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    An intensely personal devotional book from Thomas Merton, the ultimate spiritual writer of our time, showing his contemplative and religious side through his prayers and rarely-seen drawings. The only Merton gift book available. Dialogues with Silence contains a selection of prayers from throughout Merton's life--from his journals, letters,... more...