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:

See also these related texts on the Founders of the Cistercian Order:

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