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The Essentials

These are foundational books that are essential Catholic resources.
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    Catechism of the Council of Trent

    Compiled under the direction of St. Charles Borromeo and recognized as the most authoritative Catholic catechism. Leo XIII recommended two books-- the Summa and this Catechism--for all seminarians! Pope Benedict 16th, as a Cardinal, called it the most important Catholic Catechism. Originally designed to supply parish priest with an official book of instruction, it has been used extensively by the laity as a steadying guide in our confused age.

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    True Devotion to Mary

    True Devotion to Mary is a classic spiritual statement on the virtues of seeking Jesus Christ through the Blessed Virgin Mary. Beloved by numerous souls, this book points out an easy, short and perfect way of living chosen by Our Lord Himself. Written by St Louis de Montfort, it is considered the greatest single book of Marian spirituality.True Devotion to Mary brings many wonderful effects to a person's life. It offers readers the chance to grow holier with the Virgin Mary as our most affec...

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    The Imitation of Christ

    The Imitation of Christ is a timeless classic of Christian devotional literature that has brought understanding and comfort to millions of readers over the centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, these meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus offer guidance on prayer, spiritual liberation from worldly inclinations, and the consolations of prayer. The Imitation of Christ also explores the role of eucharistic communion in a devout life.This new translation will appeal to ...

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    The Secret of the Rosary

    This is quite simply the greatest book on the Rosary written by the greatest Marian saint, St. Louis de Montfort. It is as comprehensive as a book can get on the Rosary, covering every aspect you could imagine: Its marvelous effects. Proper dispositions. Indulgences gained. How to say it well. The benefits of being a member in the Confraternity of the Rosary. Stories of saints and miracles involving the Rosary St. Louis says that even the most hardened sinners can free themselves of sinful ...

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    An Introduction to the Devout Life

    An Introduction to the Devout Life is a book to help guide you on your journey towards being a better version of yourself. Written with a pencil in hand, this book is one to read and re-read again and again, as it goes to the heart of becoming good. Throughout 10 brief meditations in Part I, An Introduction to the Devout Life will help orient you toward God and make profound impressions that spark within you the motivation of entering upon the devout life - leading ultimately to God and event...

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    The Story of a Soul

    The Story of a Soul is one of the most acclaimed spiritual resources available in modern times. Written by the now-canonized St. Thérèse de Lisieux, this book is an essential guide for any Catholic seeking to deepen their relationship with God. The text conveys St Therese’s very own “Little Way” of spiritual childhood, which she called her “elevator” to Heaven. With its origins in Sacred Scripture and recognized by Pope Pius XI as an approved method for growing in holiness, this book aims to ...

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    Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

    Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska is a true bestseller that has birthed the devotion to the Divine Mercy. An offshoot of the Sacred Heart Devotion, the Divine Mercy is one of the fastest-growing movements in the world today. St. Faustina's Diary will stir your heart and soul while it chronicles her struggles, her mystical encounters with Jesus, and her tremendous consolations. Learn why St. Faustina is one of the most popular saints today!In the Diary, St. Faustina's mystic's childlike t...

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    Catholic Bible - RSV

    A newly designed and typeset edition of the popular Ignatius Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition Bible. This contemporary English translation revises archaic language of the first edition, but avoids dumbing-down the text. It retains the beauty of the RSV language that makes the Ignatius Bible such a joy to read. Now the only contemporary Catholic Bible translation in standard English is even more beautiful in word and design!

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    The Philokalia: Volume 1

    Compiled in 1782 by St Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St Makarios of Corinth, the Philokalia is a rich collection of spiritual writings from the fourth century on to the fifteenth from various saints and great minds giving counsel to monastics in their ascetic struggles. Though mostly written for monastics, under good spiritual guidance there is much to be gleaned by commonplace Catholics— in particular Eastern (Byzantine) Catholics, as most of the authors presented here were of the Easte...

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    The Philokalia: Volume 2

    Compiled in 1782 by St Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St Makarios of Corinth, the Philokalia is a rich collection of spiritual writings from the fourth century on to the fifteenth from various saints and great minds giving counsel to monastics in their ascetic struggles. Though mostly written for monastics, under good spiritual guidance there is much to be gleaned by commonplace Catholics— in particular Eastern (Byzantine) Catholics, as most of the authors presented here were of the Easte...

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    The Philokalia: Volume 3

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    The Philokalia: Volume 4

    Compiled in 1782 by St Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St Makarios of Corinth, the Philokalia is a rich collection of spiritual writings from the fourth century on to the fifteenth from various saints and great minds giving counsel to monastics in their ascetic struggles. Though mostly written for monastics, under good spiritual guidance there is much to be gleaned by commonplace Catholics— in particular Eastern (Byzantine) Catholics, as most of the authors presented here were of the Easte...

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    The Philokalia: Volume 5

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