See this worth-it book:
- Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality, by Carl McColman (Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press, 2015). Available for purchase at Ave Maria Press and Amazon.com.
See also this related worth-it book on holy silence:
- The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, by Robert Cardinal Sarah with Nicolas Diat, with a new afterword by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, translated by Michael J. Miller (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017). Available for purchase on this page of Ignatius Press, on this page of the Augustine Institute, on this page of the Catholic Answers Shop, and at Amazon.com.
See also these related texts on the Founders of the Cistercian Order:
- The Cistercian Fathers: or, Lives and Legends of Certain Saints and Blessed of the Order of Citeaux, translated by Henry Collins, with a Preface by Rev. W.R. Brownlow (London, Dublin, Derry: Thomas Richardson and Son; New York: Henry H. Richardson and Co., 1872). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
- The Cistercian Saints of England: St. Stephen, Abbot, 3rd ed. (London: James Toovey, 1845). Available at HathiTrust Digital Library, at Google Books, and (with some pages accessible to members only) at Forgotten Books; and available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
- Life of St. Stephen Harding: Abbot of Citeaux and Founder of the Cistercian Order, by J.B. Dalgairns, edited by Blessed John Henry Newman, new edition with notes by Herbert Thurston, S.J. (London, Leamington: Art and Book Company; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1898). With Imprimatur. Available at the HathiTrust Digital Library; and available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Open Library and Internet Archive.
Posted for the Feast of St. Stephen Harding in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite; and in belated observance of World Voice Day. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.