Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spiritual Reading


What are you planning to read for Lent?

On my list:
1. Christ, the Life of the Soul by Bl. Columba Marmion
2. The Science of the Cross by Edith Stein (St. Theresa Benedicta)
3. Summa Theologica (this is my daily read, so I'll continue this during Lent) by St. Thomas Aquinas.
4. The Epistle to the Hebrews (slowly and using several glosses)

6 comments:

Cookie said...

I just started God Is Near Us, by B16 (when he was Card. Ratzinger)... the first chapter is a grammar nerd's dream :)

DimBulb said...

Concerning #1: It's excellent
Concerning #3: You may find the intratext concordance to the ST helpful:
http://www.intratext.com/X/ENG0023.htm

also, you may find this ongoing translation of the Summa by Notre Dame professor Alfred Freddoso helpful:
http://www.nd.edu/~afreddos/summa-translation/TOC.htm

Concerning #4: St Irenaeus Ministries has a series of podcasts on Hebrews available online. Sometimes the presenter goes off on tangents but I found the talks insightful at times.
http://www.siministries.org/Podcast/PodcastList
I'll be reading through THE PASSION OF JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF MARK by Father Donald Senior. I read somewhere that it was a common practice in the Middle Ages to read through Jeremiah during lent, so i'm going to try and make time for that as well.

DimBulb said...

I'm also going to try and post Aquinas' Lenten sermon notes which provides some interesting food for thought. I hope to have up his notes on THE MEANING OF LENT latter today.

Argent said...

Cookie, LOL, on the first chapter of God is Near. Isn't it great that he teaches us grammar in the first chapter?

Dim, thanks for the intertext. I've started using it already. And I'll check out the Hebrews podcasts.

Dan Hunter said...

The great work by Professor Roman Amerio:
"Iota Unum, Changes in the Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century."

It is a faith shaking book, but worthwhile penance during Lent.

Dan Hunter said...

That is Romano Amerio.