The Cistercian Series: the Order 1098 to 1300
(1) Early Cîteaux (1098-1200)
– Cîteaux Under Alberic –
An article translated from the German by Fr Bede Lackner (with appendices added). It is readable and not weakened by the recent controversies about early Cîteaux.
96 pages, 8¼” x 4¼”: $5.00 each.
– Ancient Usages of Cîteaux –
A handbook of duties of individuals and officers throughout the day & the year (Ecclesiastica Officia (1185). A matter-of-fact and detailed portrayal of early Cistercian life.
xx + 122 pages 11” x 8.5”: $10.00 each.
– Life of Bernard of Clairvaux –
William of St Thierry’s classic account, plus selections from other slightly later accounts.
vii + 125 pages 8½” x 4¼”: $7.00 each.
(2) The Villers Period
(c. 1200 to c. 1300)
– Send Me God –
Lives of a nun, a lay brother, and a choir monk all written in the 1230’s.
Ida the Compassionate of Nivelles: the Latin original keeps close to the oral style of the eye-witnesses.
Arnulf the Wagoneer: an austere, illiterate distributor of alms, renowned for his intercessory prayer.
Abundus the Choir Monk: a lover of the liturgy and close friend of the author.
Originally published as separate pamphlets, it is now one paperback from Penn State Press. 308 pages, 9” x 6”: $18 (taking advantage of “author’s discount”).
– Pining for the Eucharist –
The lives of quite different nuns, in quite different styles, by quite different authors.
Alice the Leper: a nun isolated with leprosy but yearning for community and Eucharist: $3.00
Ida the Gentle of Léau: a learned nun, ecstatic at the Eucharist, lovingly upheld by her fellow nuns: $5.00
Ida the Eager of Louvain: a wealthy city-dwelling virgin, who spends her final years as a nun. $5.00
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