Rorate Caeli

Traditionalist publishing renaissance (6): Cluny Media's enormous commitment to republishing old classics

Today I feature Cluny Media, "a Rhode Island-based publishing house dedicated to promoting the Catholic tradition and supporting evangelization with great books that speak of truth, goodness, and beauty."

"Cluny is a response to a fundamental human need: the preservation of memory. To that end, our goal is twofold. First, to strengthen the understanding and faith of all interested in the Church and the intellectual and cultural riches it has fostered; second, to help in healing what Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has called a 'civilization of forgetfulness.' Primarily, our books are republications of important works in danger of becoming neglected or lost. We also publish new works that develop fresh insights and applications in continuity with the deep and vigorous conversations of the tradition. We publish books by canonized saints, renowned scholars, and decorated poets, as well as books by authors whose names and legacies have faded despite the preeminent value of their work."

With a catalog of authors including Robert Hugh Benson, Georges Bernanos, Louis Bouyer, Paul Claudel, Jean Daniélou, Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Etienne Gilson, Rumer Godden, Romano Guardini, Philip Hughes, Charles Journet, Ronald Knox, Jacques Maritain, François Mauriac, John Henry Newman, Charles Péguy, Josef Pieper, Hugo Rahner, E.E.Y. Hales, Victor White, E.I. Watkin, Joseph Clifford Fenton, Martin D'Arcy, Gabriel Marcel, Gertrud von le Fort, Thomas Molnar, Edmund Burke, George MacDonald, A.G. Sertillanges, Joseph Ratzinger, Fulton Sheen, Edward Leen, and Sigrid Undset, one sees instantly what they mean.

Cluny books are notable for their handsome typesetting and covers. I recommend heading over to their site and exploring. Sign up for the occasional newsletter and discounts.

Here are a couple of photos of some of the many Cluny book I have in my library.

I have entitled my series "Traditionalist publishing renaissance" to make it easy for readers to search for the other posts in the same series. So far, we have featured: (1) St Augustine Academy Press; (2) Arouca Press; (3) Angelico Press; (4) Sophia Institute Press; (5) Cenacle Press.