ErCam Editions

Welcome to ErCam Editions, imprint of Holy Family Hermitage, the U.S. foundation of the Congregation of the Camaldolese Hermits of Montecorona. The imprint is derived from the religious order initials “er. cam.” or “Er. Cam.” This is an abbreviation for eremita camaldulensis, which means “Camaldolese hermit”.

Publications of the Camaldolese Hermits of Montecorona in the U.S.A.

1. CAMALDOLESE SPIRITUALITY: Essential Sources. Translation, notes, and introduction by Peter-Damian Belisle: 2007, xviii + 267 pages, $16. Includes The Life of the five Hermit Brothers, by St. Bruno of Querfurt; the Life of St. Romuald, and Dominus Vobiscum, by St. Peter Damian; and the Constitutions and Rule of Bl. Rudolf. Published in solidarity with the Church’s commemoration of the millennium of the birth of St. Peter Damian.

2. THE EREMITIC LIFE: Encountering God in Silence and Solitude. By Fr. Cornelius Wencel, Er. Cam. 2007, 225 page, $14. The Polish author is a devoted student of modern theology, especially the thought of Von Balthasar. This is a general portrait of the hermit life aimed at the contemporary layman.

3. IN PRAISE OF HIDDENNESS: The Spirituality of the Camaldolese Hermits of Montecorona. By a Camaldolese Hermit, edited by Fr. Louis-Albert Lassus, O.P.: 2007, 108 pages, $9. Spiritual conferences on the life “hidden with Christ in God” (Col 3:3), plus a study of “The Monastic Experience of St. Romuald”. The anonymous author shares the fruits of over 30 years of Camaldolese dedication.

4. CAMALDOLESE EXTRAORDINARY: The Life Doctrine and Rule of Bl. Paul Giustiniani. 2003, xii + 536 pages, illustrated and indexed, hardbound, $30. Paperback reprint, 2008, $25. This unique volume contains three complete books and some shorter pieces. Included are Dom Jean Leclercq’s classic Alone with God and A Humanist Hermit.

5. ALONE WITH GOD, by Dom Jean Leclerq. Second edition in English, 2008, 141 pages, $12. To reach as wide an audience as possible, this priceless masterpiece (nestled in the midst of Camaldolese Extraordinary above) is being offered in a cheaply priced, individual-book reprint.

6. Holy Family Hermitage color coat of arms note cards with envelopes. Blank inside, explanation on the back. Package of 10, $5.

7. St. Peter Damian color icon postcard. $1 each.

8. Holy Family Hermitage color photograph postcard. 4 for $1.

Shipping and handling: $3.00 for the first book or set of up to 10 cards, $1.50 for each additional book or card set.

By the example of St. Romuald,
confirm us in Your service, Lord,
and bring to completion in us,
until the day of Christ,
the work of salvation that You have begun.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.