“What are you reading these days?” That’s a question Mark and Frances often get asked. Every now and then, we stop our regular programming and do a catch up on great “Carmelite Reads.” There are some suggestions to help you in prayer, of course, as well as some newly published books of interest to those who love Carmelite spirituality. Some are “classics” and others are still in the process of being discovered. Over 20 books are reviewed.
“Carmelite Devotions, and Prayers for the Special Feasts of the Liturgical Year” compiled by a Carmelite Tertiary; Treasure of Carmel Publication.
“A Companion to Saint Therese of Lisieux: Her Life and Work & the People and Places in Her Story” by Joseph P. Kochiss; Angelico Press
“Little Catechism of the Act of Oblation of St. Therese of the Child Jesus” Foreword by Fr. Ed Broom, OMV; Sophia Institute Press.
“Praying in the Presence of Our Lord with St. Therese of Lisieux” (series) by Monica Dodds; Our Sunday Visitor.
“A Call to a Deeper Love: the Family Correspondence of the Parents of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 1863-1885” by Bl. Zelie and Louis Martin, translated by Ann Connnors Hess and Edited by Dr. Frances Renda; St. Paul’s.
“A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary: Biography of Sister Maria LUCIA of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart” by the Carmel of Coimbra; English Translation by James A. Colson and Edited by Barbara Ernster; World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.
“The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living” by Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV; Crossroad Publishing Company
“Elijah: Prophet of Carmel” by Jane Ackerman; ICS Publications. (Note: His feast day is July 20th)
“When God is Silent: Finding Spiritual Peace Amid the Storms of Life” by Luis M. Martinez, Archbishop of Mexico City; Sophia Institute Press.
“God, the Joy of My Life: St. Teresa of the Andes” by Michael D. Griffin, OCD with the Saint’s “Spiritual Diary;” Teresian Charism Press.
“This is the Day the Lord Has Made: 365 Daily Meditations” by Wilfrid Stinissen, Carmelite Friar; Liguori Publications
“Listen to the Silence: a Retreat with Pere Jacques” translated and edited by Francis J. Murphy; ICS Publications.
“Distractions in Prayer: Blessing or Curse? St. Teresa of Avila’s Teaching in The Interior Castle” by Sr. Vilma Seelaus, OCD; St. Paul’s.
“A Mind Less Travelled: a Way to Empower Your Prayer” by Rudolf V. D’Souza, OCD; Dhyanavana Publications (Bangalore, India).
“The Science of the Cross” by Edith Stein (aka St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross); Trans. By Josephine Keoppel, OCD; ICS Publications.
“John and Therese: Flames of Love: the Influence of St. John of the Cross in the Life and Writings of St. Therese of Lisieux” by Guy Gaucher, Aux. Bishop of Bayeux and Lisieux; St. Paul’s.
“The Ascent of Mount Carmel: St. John of the Cross: Reflections” by Marc Foley, OCD; ICS Publications.
“Dear Master: Letters on Spiritual Direction Inspired by St. John of the Cross” by Susan Muto; Epiphany Association.
“Sermon in a Sentence: A Treasury of Quotations on the Spiritual Life, Vol. 4 St. Teresa of Avila”; Selected and arranged by John P. McClernon; Ignatius Press.
“The Four Teresas” by Gina Loehr; Servant Books.