We celebrated Sibyl’s baptism and Consecration to Mary as well as the Churching of Women yesterday. It was beautiful.
Here are some books that have been recommended to me and I hope to read this year. What are some of your favorite homemaking books?
This book has been recommended to me twice this month. It looks sweet and has a good rating on goodreads the only complaint from the reviews, “too Catholic” – sounds promising.
This book has been on my reading list for several years. I keep hoping I’ll find it at a thrift store but haven’t had much luck, it’s also not available at our local library so I decided to just order it this year.
I still don’t feel like our family is “large” but people keep telling me I’d like this book.
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Every Catholic home should have a modest Catholic library. Here are some starters:
Most Catholics have heard of the newer “Catechism of the Catholic Church” but have not heard of “The Catechism of Pope Saint Pius X” or “The Catechism of the Council of Trent” but these books are excellent resources and every Catholic home should have them! If you have children, The Baltimore Catechism is also a good resource.
For Spiritual Reading I love Mary Agreda’s “Mystical City of God.” I do not have the complete set but I do have a selected edition called, “Divine Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary” which I can’t find anywhere but there are other abridgments available
St. Francis De Sales is one of my favorites and “Introduction to Devout life” is a Classic!
A good Latin/English Traditional Missal is a must. Whether you are able to attend a Traditional Latin Mass or not, it is filled with a wonderful treasury of prayers and illuminations that uplift the soul. You can find older one’s on etsy. The one I have was my Great Aunt’s and it is beautiful!
A Children’s Missal is also good to have. I love “Manner’s in God’s House First Prayers and First Missal” it is a charming classic:
“The Secret of the Rosary” by St. Louse De Montfort is my favorite book on the rosary:
Of course, there are so many other great books out there but these are the ones I find myself coming back to again and again.