Servants of the Lord & the Virgin of Matará

CATHOLIC CULTURE

Spiritual Reading

Our founder, Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, has compiled a list of recommended books to serve as a guide for reading. The list is foundational though not exhaustive, and as much for use during Spiritual Exercises as for the personal formation of Christians. Books in print which are available in English are listed together with their publishing information.

The Holy Mass

A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist, Abbot Vonier, Zaccheus Press (1946, re-print 2003)

Works of Saint Peter Julian Eymard

Nuestra Misa, Fr. Carlos Buela, VE, Ed. Del Verbo Encarnado, San Rafael 2002—Spanish only

Pan de vida eterna y cáliz de eterna salvación, Fr. Carlos Buela, VE, Edivi, Roma 2006—Spanish/Italian only

Adoration & Meditation

The Bible

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catena Aurea: Commentaries on the Four Gospels, St. Thomas Aquinas

Tractates on the Gospel of John, Saint Augustine, CUA Press, Washington, DC.

Homilies on the Gospel of St. John, Saint John Chrysostom, CUA Press, Washington, DC.

Homilies on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Saint John Chrysostom, CUA Press, Washington, DC.

Life of Christ, Fulton Sheen

Life of Jesus Christ, Abbot Riccioti, Roman Catholic Books (RCB), Collins, Colorado

Our Savior, Fr. R. Garrigou-Lagrange, TAN Books, Rockford, Illinois

Calvary and the Mass, Fulton Sheen, IVE Press, New York

The Sacred Passion, Fr. Luis de La Palma, S.J., Scepter Publishers

INRI¸ Fr. Miguel Fuentes, VE., IVE Press, New York—Spanish only

The Secret of the Rosary, Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, TAN Books, Rockford, Illinois

Note: Also recommended are complete works of the Church Fathers

Spirituality

Interior Life Classics

Complete Works of St. John of the Cross, ICS, Washington, DC

Complete Works of St. Teresa of Avila, 3 Volumes, ICS, Washington, DC

Works of St. Francis de Sales, e.g. Introduction to the Devout Life,  TAN Books, Rockford, Illinois

The Dialogues, Saint Catharine of Siena, Christian Classics of Western Spirituality

Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis, many publishers, small edition: Precious Blood Confraternity, Brooklyn, NY

The Soul of the Apostolate, Dom J. B. Chautard

Charity

Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ, St. Alfonsus Maria Liguori, TAN Books

Practice of the Love for God, St. Francis de Sales, Liguori Press

Confidence in Divine Providence

Abandonment to Divine Providence, Fr. J. P. de Caussade, S.J., Image Books

Providence and Confidence in God, Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., TAN Books, Rockford, Illinois

The virtue of Trust: Meditations, by Paul de Jaegher, SJ (1932). (Audio edition: http://www.jmjsite.com/a/31/31wpo.pdf.) In Spanish: Confianza: Meditaciones, de Paul de Jaegher, SJ. Traducido de la tercera edición francesa por Ignacio Sicard, SJ. Quinta edición española. Editorial El Mensajero del Corazón de Jesús, Bilbao: 1960.

Prayer

Difficulties in Mental Prayer, Fr. Eugene Boylan, Roman Catholic Books (RCB), Fort Collins, Colorado

Devotion to the Virgin Mary

True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, TAN Books, Rockford, Illinois

The Secret of Mary, Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort

Mother of the Savior, Fr. R. Garrigou Lagrange, TAN Books, Rockford, Illinois

Marriage and Family Life

Children and Parents, Fulton Sheen, IVE Press, New York

He Made them Male and Female, Fr. Miguel Angel Fuentes, IVE, IVE Press, New York

Modernos Ataques Contra la Familia, Father Carlos Buela, IVE, IVE Press, New York

Also recommended: Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

Lives of the Saints

The Family that Overtook Christ (Biographical novel of the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux and his family), M. Raymond, IVE Press, New York.

Three Religious Rebels (prequel to The Family that Overtook Christ), M. Raymond, IVE Press, New York.

The Little Flowers of Saint Francis (“Fioretti”)

Lives of Early Christians, Penguin Classics

Saint Francis, G.K. Chesterton, Ignatius Press, San Francisco

Saint Thomas Aquinas: the Dumb Ox, G.K. Chesterton, Ignatius Press, San Francisco

Various biographies of saints by Louis de Wohl

The Curé d’Ars: St. Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney, AbbéFrançois Trochou, TAN Books (1927, re-print 1970)

Autobiography of Saint Anthony María Claret, SaintAnthony María Claret, TAN Books

Writings of Saint Anthony María Claret, SaintAnthony María Claret, TAN Books

Story of A Soul, The Autobiography of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, ICS, Washington, DC

The Intimate Life of Padre Pro, Fr. Antonio Dragón, S.I.

Forget not Love: The Passion of Maximilian Kolbe, André Frossard (1987), Ignatius Press, San Francisco

Spiritual Theology

Theology of Christian Perfection, Fr. Antonio Royo Marín, O.P., Prior Press, Iowa (currently out of print)

Three Ages of the Interior Life, Two Volumes, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., TAN Books

I Want to See God: Synthesis of Carmelite Spritiuality, Vol. I, Fr. Eugene-Marie of the Child Jesus, OCD, Christian Classics

I Am a Daughter of the Church: Synthesis of Carmelite Spritiuality, Vol. II, Fr. Eugene-Marie of the Child Jesus, OCD, Christian Classics

La ciencia de Dios. Manual de dirección espiritualdel. P. Miguel A. FuentesEdiciones del Verbo Encarnado, San Rafael 2001. —Spanish only