General Spiritual Reading

We have covered books in the Legion tradition on the page Further Reading”. Although the books listed here are not all specifically part of the Legion of Mary tradition, we include them because they nourish and strengthen souls in all the circumstances we encounter in our own lives and the lives of those we meet. In these secular times, books like these are necessary to counter despairing, depressing, critical and cynical media with a message of hope, trust and love.

The Divine Maxims

The Spiritual Combat

St. Theresa of Avila

St. John of the Cross

St. Therese of Lisieux

The Life of Mary

The Glories of Mary – St. Alphonsus Ligouri

33 Days to Morning Glory – Gaitley

The Life of Christ:

  • Christ in His Mysteries – Don Marmion
  • The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Katherine Emmerich

The Encyclicals

  • St. John Paul II
  • St. Pius XII
  • and other saintly Popes

Julian of Norwich

  • All Shall Be Well

The Soul of the Apostolate

Self Abandonment to Divine Providence – De Caussade

The Heart of the Redeemer – O’Donnell

Lives of the Saints – Butler

The Life and Revelations of St. Gertrude

God Alone: The Collected Writings of St. Louis de Montfort

Although they are short, several devotions contain deep spiritual truths that can be prayed again and again.

The Surrender Novena – Fr. Dolindo

The Divine Mercy Novena – St. Faustina

Although they are more in the category of Apologetics or conversational reading than Spiritual Reading because they tend to be read only once or twice, we also recommend:

  • The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity – Matthew Kelly
  • Perfectly Yourself – Matthew Kelly