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« on: January 18, 2016, 01:39:59 AM »
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  • I have the financial opportunity to buy some books to add to our library.

    What books do you all recommend, think that all Catholics should own/have read, or have handy?

    What are indispensable books to grow in the Faith?

    (Besides the Bible! I certainly have a Bible)

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    « Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 02:52:41 AM »
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  • For family (all ages?) or for yourself?
    "I think that Catholicism, that's as sane as people can get."  - Jordan Peterson


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    « Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 02:55:05 AM »
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  • The Intellectual Life
    By A.D. Sertillanges, O.P.
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    Before some audiences not even the possession of the exactest knowledge will make it easy for what we say to produce conviction. For argument based on knowledge implies instruction, and there are people whom one cannot instruct.  - Aristotle

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    « Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 07:47:18 AM »
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  • The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori
    The Highest Principle in the Church: "We are first of all under obedience to God, and only then under obedience to man." - Fr. Hesse

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    « Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 08:25:19 AM »
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  • 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia
    Padre Quadrapani's Light and Peace.
    Canon Law : A Text and Commentary, 1957
    Omnes pro Christo


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    « Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 09:58:46 AM »
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  • Quote from: MaterDominici
    For family (all ages?) or for yourself?


    Yes.

    Lol. I wasn't more specific because I want to cast a wide net.

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    « Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 11:15:15 AM »
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  • The Raccolta 1857 (this was the first one in English/Latin before the changes startin around 1910.   Each devotion shows it's great importance by the hefty indulgences and also shows many going back hundreds of years. This book is hard to find but it is on line.  I've checked and it is an accurate copy of the original, albeit with a few typos)  Scroll down to the very bottom and click Index.
    http://www.liturgialatina.org/raccolta/contents.htm

    The Immitation of Christ
    Sermons of the Cure D'Ars
    Lives of the Saints
    The Butler Catechism or the Baltimore  (Not updated)
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


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    « Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 01:11:31 AM »
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    The Raccolta 1857 (this was the first one in English/Latin before the changes startin around 1910.   Each devotion shows it's great importance by the hefty indulgences and also shows many going back hundreds of years. This book is hard to find but it is on line.  I've checked and it is an accurate copy of the original, albeit with a few typos)  Scroll down to the very bottom and click Index.
    http://www.liturgialatina.org/raccolta/contents.htm


    Do you mean *19*57?


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    « Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 12:26:03 PM »
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  • No I mean 1 8 5 7.  If you read the rest of my post you'll understand.
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


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    « Reply #9 on: January 19, 2016, 02:43:45 PM »
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  • The City of God and "My Catholic Faith, " by Morrow.

    For Children the lives of the saints.

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    « Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 04:15:23 PM »
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  • You realize the list is endless, right?!?

    If it's a matter of "financial opportunities" I would suggest the 15 volume set of The Liturgical Year by Dom Gueranger.

    The Church's Year by Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine

    Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen

    A set of Papal Encyclicals

    Butler's Lives of the Saints

    Of course Against the Heresies and others by ABL

    The Catechism Explained Spirago-Clarke

    Fiction for mid-range kids and up, Three Religious Rebels and Outlaws of Ravenhurst. There are many, many good books but those two have a special way of sparking heroic imagination.

    There are so many others of every saint and subject matter.

    Don't forget to include a healthy amount of Classic Literature. There are years worth of audio Literature Conferences done at Winona to accompany the books.

    Along those lines they also have audio sets of sermons by individual priests. I would recommend Frs. Doran and Gaudray especially. You can get Bishop Williamson's whole set on his website too.



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    « Reply #11 on: January 19, 2016, 04:37:09 PM »
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  • These library priorities are based on my years spent on RCIA and SCC teams;
    with the understanding you have a Bible (although I suggest a good study Bible like the NAB or Navarre).
    1- Catholic Catechism
    2- Lives of Saints (Roman list or US)
    3-Delaney's Lives of Saints everyday
    4-Daily devotions Pope St John Paul II Devotions
    5-Divine Office the Brevary of Catholic Prayers should suffice until you're motivated to buy the Liturgy of the Hours
    6-A Book of Catholic Prayers--my favorite is St Joseph c 1958
    7-Missals, both Sunday and weekday--these will encourage you to go to Mass to here how the priest explains the readings
    8-History of Church--McSorley's is the best I've found
    9-A few biographies of Saints, preferrably patrons for yourself and family, and others with whom you feel special communion.
    10-Life of Jesus Christ--Pope Benedict's was difficult for me, but fascinating.  You have many options.  


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    « Reply #12 on: January 19, 2016, 09:52:31 PM »
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  • Cornelius a Lapide's Commentaries on the Gospels

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    « Reply #13 on: January 21, 2016, 07:32:41 PM »
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  • The Haydock Bible.  
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

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    « Reply #14 on: January 21, 2016, 09:48:16 PM »
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  • Some suggestions for children:

    Fr. Lovasik picture books - I think they're officially called St. Joseph Picture Books -- only about $2 each and cover a variety of subjects / saints

    Also by Fr. Lovasik -- Picture Bible and Picture Book of Saints

    The Catechism in Pictures by Bailly
    The one we have is from www.salvereginapublications.com.

    Bible History by Schuster
    or Child's Bible History by Knecht

    Vision Books
    "I think that Catholicism, that's as sane as people can get."  - Jordan Peterson


     

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