"Selected Writings of Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón: A Translation"

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Addington, Catherine, Spanish - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Bigelow, Allison, AS-Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia

This dissertation presents a portion of the first complete English translation of the writings of Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón, the first canonized saint of the Trappist order. Prepared in collaboration with Cistercian Publications and Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Crozet, Virginia, the translation seeks to facilitate further study of Saint Rafael’s life and writings, which speak to the spiritual dimensions of war, disease, isolation, and grief. Translated with an eye toward the Trappist vows of obedience, stability, and conversion, this edition was prepared for a devotional audience, but also refers the reader to resources for further academic study throughout.

PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
saints, cistercian, trappist, disability studies, diabetes, translation, catholicism, spirituality

Full version: "Saint Rafael Arnáiz: Collected Works," translated by Catherine Addington with an introduction by Sr. María Gonzalo OCSO (Cistercian Publications, spring 2022).

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