Saintly Writings Section Index

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Title Author Topics
Complete list of the Doctors of the Church (compilation) The 33 saints who are especially honored for their contribution to the Church.
Ascent of Mt. Carmel

[ Index ] [Book 1] [Book 2]
[Book 3] [Footnotes]

St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church. St. John provides an incomparable guide to the spiritual life -- because its author has lived his own counsel. Addressed to informed Christians who aspire to grow in union with God, it examines every category of spiritual experience, the spurious as well as the authentic. With rare insight into human psychology it not only tells how to become more closely united with God, but spells out in vivid detail the pitfalls to avoid.
Dark Night of the Soul St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church St. John explains the process of growth in holiness "in order to prepare our senses and faculties for union with God through love." This is a follow-on work to his Ascent of Mt. Carmel.
The Way of Perfection

[ Index, Chap. 1 to 19 ]
[ Chap. 20 to 42 ] [Footnotes]

St. Theresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church St. Theresa provides a practical guide to prayer setting forth the Saint's counsels and directives for the attainment of spiritual perfection.
The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange "The interior life is for all the one thing necessary" to attain holiness and Heaven.
The Imitation of Christ Thomas a Kempis Best-selling guide for hundreds of years on pursuit of spiritual perfection.

[Intro] [Book 1] [Book 2] [Book 3]
[Book 4] [Book 5] [Book 6] [Book 7]
[Book 8] [Book 9] [Book 10] [Book 11]
[Book 12] [Book 13] [Footnotes]

St. Augustine,  Doctor of the Church The life of St. Augustine and his conversion from great sinner to great Saint, one of the four early Western Doctors of the Church.
Enchiridion St. Augustine,  Doctor of the Church. St. Augustine's methods teaching us how "God should be worshipped in faith, hope, love."
The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi Franciscan Archives The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi, translated from the Critical Latin Edition, edited by Fr. Kajetan Esser, O.F.M. (Off site)
Sermons of St. Anthony of Padua Franciscan Archives The Sermons of St. Anthony of Padua, translated into English from the Critical Latin Edition of the Centro Studi Antoniani, Padova, Italia (1979): by Paul Spilsbury. (Off site)
Writings of St. Bonaventure Franciscan Archives Several writings by St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church, in English, Latin and EspaŅol. (Off site)
Other writings by Franciscan Saints Franciscan Archives Many other writings by Franciscan Saints. (Off site)
On Spiritual Reading St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church, describes the needs and benefits of good spiritual reading.
The Wonders of Our Lord's Eucharistic Presence St. Matilda Words of Our Lord to St. Matilda on the wonders of His Eucharistic Presence.

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