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On Loving God-St Bernard

 

A short treatise by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux on loving God. Originally written in the early part of the 12th Century, this book continues to speak to us today on the timeless subject of how we can love God. Free ebook.

 

 

 

 

Preparation-for-total-Consecration

 

newThis book, which has been prepared by the Company of Mary, the religious community founded by Fr. de Montfort himself, is both an introduction to his spirituality of total consecration and a guide for those who would prepare themselves to make his Act of Total Consecration to Jesus Christ through Mary. it is also the fruit of this same Act of Total Consecration lived out in years of missionary service of Our Lord and Our Lady to the Roman Catholic Church which we joyfully make available to the people of God.

 

 

 

Deep conversion deep prayer-DubayFr. Thomas Dubay is one of the most popular and respected retreat masters and spiritual directors in the USA. He is the author of the perennial best-selling book on prayer and contemplation, Fire Within. In this book, he responds to the call to priests by both Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI to help believers and all those interested in spirituality to develop a deeper prayer life and union with God.

As in his other popular writings, Dubay’s style is profound and meditative yet clear and readable. He gives an overview of the spiritual life and journey for anyone seeking to grow in the love of God and neighbor. An expert on the teachings and writings of the two great mystical doctors of prayer and the spiritual life, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, Dubay gives solid practical advice for a deepening moral and spiritual conversion, and a radical growth in holiness. Topics covered in depth in this book include:

    The Radical Conversion       Relevance and Motivation
    Conversion and Genuine Love       Degrees of Depth
    Remarkable Resistance       Called to the Heights       Sure-fire Program

     

 

Sayings Desert FathersThe Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection

`Give me a word, Father’, visitors to early desert monks asked. The responses of these pioneer ascetics were remembered and in the fourth century written down in Coptic, Syriac, Greek, and later Latin. Their Sayings were collected, in this case in the alphabetical order of the monks and nuns who uttered them, and read by generations of Christians as life-giving words that would help readers along the path to salvation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dialogue-of-Catherine-of-SienaThe works of St. Catherine of Siena rank among the classics of the Italian language, written in the beautiful Tuscan vernacular of the fourteenth century. Her writings consist of

    the “Dialogue”, or “Treatise on Divine Providence”;
    a collection of nearly four hundred letters; and
    a series of “Prayers”.

The “Dialogue” especially, which treats of the whole spiritual life of man in the form of a series of colloquies between the Eternal Father and the human soul (represented by Catherine herself), is the mystical counterpart in prose of Dante’s “Divina Commedia”.

 

 

 

Francis de SalesIntroduction to the Devout Life, by St. Francis de Sales

Written over 400 years ago, Introduction to the Devout Life is still one of the most popular books for those pursuing holiness. St. Francis de Sales explains how to turn that desire for sanctity into resolutions that yield grace-filled results. Themes include:

      Pursuing a devout life whole-heartedly
      Incorporating prayer and sacraments into a busy schedule
      Growing in virtue
      Battling wisely against temptation
      Making spiritual progress through daily, monthly, and yearly exercises

 

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