Recently, many people have been asking me if I had any specific suggestions for which books I would recommend during this holy season of Lent. While there are many great spiritual classics that are most appropriate for developing an interior life, there are some characteristically sound books which can draw the soul into closer union with Almighty God during this potentially transformative time. Below I have listed various books into specific categories.
The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Liguori
The Love of Mary by D. Roberto
Consecration to Mary by Fr. Helmuts Libietis
True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Monfort
The Mother of the Saviour by Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.
Christian Warfare by Christian Warfare Publications
Rosary Warfare by Christian Warfare Publications
Sacred Scripture by Almighty God
This Tremendous Lover by Fr. M. Boylan
The Spiritual Exercises by St. Ignatius of Loyola
The Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux
Our Saviour and His Love for Us by Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.
Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell by Fr. Martin von Cochem
Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales
The Spiritual Life by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
The Incredible Catholic Mass by Fr. Martin von Cochem
The Mass of All Time by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
The Mass by Fr. Joseph Dunney
While this list is not exhaustive, there is plenty of reading material presented to last readers for an in depth Lent and beyond. For those readers who wish to go deeper, I recommend the Summa Theologica and Catena Aurea by St. Thomas Aquinas, The City of God by St. Augustine, and The Mystical City of God by Venerable Mary of Agreda which can feed the soul for an entire lifetime. Many of these titles can be found on Amazon, through a quick web search, as well as through Angelus Press.
Wishing all of my readers a very blessed Lent!