For the past two weeks, Dr. Aage Poulsen (first name pronounced Owee), a professor who heads the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Greenland, has been teaching a course to our junior monks on the influence of Saint Augustine's thought in the early Cistercian Fathers. He is also a Lutheran pastor and is orginally from Denmark. Dr. Aage is especially noted as a scholar on the early Cistercians especially William of St. Thierry, Saint Bernard of Clairavux and Saint Aelred. This is the professor's third visit to New Clairvaux. He will be heading to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this week to attend the International Congress on Medieval Studies and present a paper on "Deification and Christian Humanism in William of St. Thierry." We thank the kind professor for sharing his insights and learning.
On this blog you will periodically find articles, links to pertinent websites, reflections, homilies, and images that express our monastic Cistercian life.