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Diary of St Maria Faustina Kowalska - Divine Mercy in My Soul

The diary of [Saint Maria] Faustina is the record of her life experience – the journey of her soul. She was graced by a special communion with God, and the diary expresses her conviction that communion ought to be the center of our lives.

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Scripture

Holy Bible (Read now)
The Bible Gateway offers entire biblical text in various English translations, as well as in other languages.

Catena Aurea (Read now)
Compiled by St Thomas Aquinas this is a fascinating glimpse at the comments of many great Saints on the Gospels.

Agape Bible Study (Read now)
This is a useful site which has good commentaries on the Sunday readings as well as a guide to bible study.

Clerus - commentaries on the Scripture (Read now)
Designed primarily for priests this is a site with in-depth commentaries on the scriptures from many sources.

Theology

Summa Theologica - St Thomas Aquinas (Read now)

The Summa Theologica (Summary of Theology) is intended as a manual and compedium of all main theological teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. It presents arguments of existence of God, and discusses Creation, Man and his purpose, Sacraments and the work of redemption.

Prayer

Way of Perfection - St Teresa of Avila (Read now)
The way of perfection is a practical guide to prayer setting forth the Saint's counsels and directives for the attainment of spiritual perfection. Through the entire work there runs the author's desire to teach a deep and lasting love of prayer beginning with...

Revelations of Divine love - Julian of Norwich (Read now)
A mystical devotions book written in 14th century. It includes author's sixteen mystical visions and contemplations on universal love and hope in a time of troubles, uprisings and war.

Ascend of Mount Carmel - St John of the Cross (Read now)
The book is a systematic treatment of the ascetical life in pursuit of mystical union with Christ, giving advice and reporting on author's own experience..

Interior Castle - St Teresa of Avila (Read now)
St Teresa was inspired by her vision of the soul as a diamond in the shape of a castle containing seven mansions, which she interpreted and described as the journey and growth of the sould in faith through seven stages, ending with union with God.

The Cloud of Unknowing - Anonymous (Read now)
This is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer, encouraging reader to surrender one's mind and ego to the realm of "unknowing," at which point, one may begin to glimpse the nature of God.

Life in Christ

Imitation of Christ - Thomas Kempis (Read now)
Christian devotional book. The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions: "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life", "Directives for the Interior Life", "On Interior Consolation" and "On the Blessed Sacrament"

Practise of the Presence of God - Brother Lawrence (Read now)
Collection of teachings of Brother Lawrence, a Carmelite monk. The basic theme of the book is the development of an awareness of the presence of God, amid our daily tasks and duties.

Introduction to the Devout Life - St Francis de Sales (Read now)
Compilation of letters and notes, which St Francis de Sales used in the spiritual direction. It gives advice of how to live a life of prayer amidst the daily struggles and distractions.

Lives of the Saints

Life of St Teresa of Avila (Read now)
At last, after a struggle which lasted three months, she made up her mind, and against her inclination, to give up the world. She asked her father's leave, and was refused. She besieged him through her friends, but to no purpose...

Autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux (Read now)
It is the old story of simplicity in God’s service, of the perfect accomplishment of small recurring duties, of trustful confidence in Him who made and has redeemed and sanctified us. Humility, self-effacement...

Instruction

Catechetical instructions - St John Vianney (Read now)
There is no doubt, that, through purity of heart, innocence, either preserved or recovered by virtue, faith, and religion, there are in man capabilities and resources of mind, of body, and of heart which most people would not suspect...

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