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Recommended Reading

Dear Friends,

         Someone recently asked that a list of recommended books be included in the bulletin. I've compiled a quick list although this is by no means exhaustive. I hope you find these books helpful for you, as I've found them helpful in my life.


  • He Leadeth Me by Walter Ciszek, S.J.
  • Anima Christi: Soul of Christ by Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.
  • Confessions by St. Augustine
  • The Way of the Disciple by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis
  • The Spiritual Direction of Saint Claude de la Colombiere & arranged by Mother M. Philip, I.B.V.M
  • I Believe in Love by Jean d'Elbee
  • Delivered From Evil: Jesus' Victory Over Satan, the Teaching of Saint Leo the Great in a modern version by Anne Field, O.S.B.
  • The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander
  • A Man of the Beatitudes: Pier Giorgio Frassati by Luciana Frassati
  • 3 volumes of Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI
  • What to Do When Jesus Is Hungry: A Practical Guide to the Works of Mercy by Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.
  • For reflections on the Sunday readings: Light of the Word by Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • For reflections on the Sunday readings: www.thesacredpage.com
  • Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (best translations by Mark Musa or Anthony Esolen)
  • Life of Christ by Fulton J. Sheen
  • To Know Christ Jesus by Frank Sheed
  • Beatitudes: Eight Steps to Happiness by Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap
  • Healing: Bringing the Gift of God's Mercy to the World by Mary Healy
  • Parochial and Plain Sermons by St. John Henry Newman
  • The Pursuit of Happiness—God's Way: Living the Beatitudes by Servais Pinckaers, O.P.
  • Back to Virtue by Peter Kreeft
  • The 7 Secrets of the Eucharist by Vinny Flynn
  • The 7 Secrets of Confession by Vinny Flynn


Have a great week!


In Christ,

Fr. Matt


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