As the publishing house of a Cape Cod Benedictine community, the Community of Jesus, Paraclete Press presents a full expression of Christian belief and practice—Catholic, evangelical, mainline Protestant, Orthodox—reflecting the ecumenical charism of the Community and its dedication to sacred music, the fine arts, and the written word. We publish books, recordings, sheet music, and videos that nourish the vibrant life of the church and its people.
The Sacred Music Recording label represents the internationally acclaimed choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, the Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola, and the other instrumental artists of the Arts Empowering Life Foundation.
In addition, Paraclete Press Sheet Music publishes the work of today’s finest composers of sacred choral music, annually reviewing over 1,000 works and releasing between 40 and 60 works for both choir and organ.
Paraclete Press Books show the richness and depth of what it means to be Christian. While Benedictine spirituality is at the heart of our identity, our books reflect the Christian experience across many cultures, time periods, and houses of worship. We have many series, including Paraclete Essentials; Paraclete Fiction; Paraclete Poetry; Paraclete Giants; and for children and adults, All God’s Creatures, books about animals and faith; and San Damiano Books, focusing on Franciscan spirituality. Others include Voices from the Monastery (men and women monastics writing about living a spiritual life today), Active Prayer, and new for young readers: The Pope’s Cat.
We also specialize in gift books for children on the occasions of Baptism and First Communion, as well as other important times in a child’s life, and books that bring creativity and liveliness to any adult spiritual life.
Our videos offer spiritual help, healing, and biblical guidance for a broad range of life issues including grief and loss, forgiveness, facing death, understanding suicide, bullying, addictions, Alzheimer’s, and Christian formation.