Philip Ribot, O. Carm.
(Includes The Book of the First Monks)
A collection of the writings of this 14th century Catalonian Carmelite formed the basis of the legendary history of the Order that forms the basis of its spirituality. The text, also known as The Book of the First Monks, was widely read across medieval Europe. Called both a spiritual masterpiece and a work of fantasy, Ribot attempts to demonstrate the Order’s antiquity, its privileged place within the Church, and its unique role in Salvation History.