Recently Received BOOKS

Quickly, here are a few of the books which I have lately received.

First, when Anthony Esolen writes something, we should pay attention.  I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but the intro is great.


And there is a volume from TAN which I have yet to explore.

This has a nice binding, imitation leather like the two manuals which I posted on a while back.  HERE  These are nice gift choices.


TAN also sent me a book about the Lion of Munster, Bl. Clemens August von Galen.  I really look forward to this.


And there is this…

I have read around in this book and it is often moving and provocative.  In 2007, Our Lord and Our Lady began to “speak” to a Benedictine monk during adoration. He wrote down what he received.


Finally, I want to remind you that Card. Sarah’s newest book, Le Force du Silence (US HERE – UK HERE), hitherto only in French, is now available to PRE-ORDER in ENGLISH. It will be released on 15 April.  A great reading gift to yourselves or friends.


And, as the theological, canonical, fraternal bella intestina intensify, as those in authority begin more and more to suppress defenders of the perennial teachings and practices of the Church, you will want to read…


And of course, to keep your head and your prayer clear and focused…



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  1. marthawrites says:

    Our seminarian son gave us In Sine Jesu for Christmas. It is a wonderful source for meditation during Eucharistic adoration. I bought three copies of Real Music, one for that son, one for a daughter, formerly a parish music director now a theology professor at Villanova, and one for myself. My husband has on his ever-growing pile Turning Towards the Lord. Your list is right on the mark, as far as we are concerned.

  2. Mario Bird says:

    Re: Real Music — He wears his erudition so lightly. Who else but Esolen can 1) explicate the nuances of Hebrew poetry, 2) explain its corollaries in the KJV and various English Psalters, 3) without either dumbing down the material or talking down to us? All within the first few pages of the first chapter! May God bless and keep him.

  3. Henry Edwards says:

    Less well-known than Anthony Esolen’s books and essays is his role in the great Baronius Press edition (2011) of the 1961 Roman Breviary. St. Jerome’s traditional Gallican Psalter from the Vulgate Latin is used throughout, and Esolen contributed to thoroughly revising the English translation of the Psalms to more closely match the Gallican Psalter. The result is perhaps the smoothest and most literate English psalter ever.

  4. HyacinthClare says:

    I ordered Cardinal Sarah’s book this morning on Amazon and the shipping more than doubled the price of the book. I’m apparently seriously spoiled with kindle.

  5. Joseph-Mary says:

    I have In Sinu Jesu and can hardly read it without tears. Have purchased a copy for my spiritual director and for my pastor that I will give them for Lent.
    Also have read God or Nothing. Cardinal Sarah might make a good pope…

    Would like to read about the Lion of Munster…

  6. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Thank you for bringing such interesting works to our attention!

    From the “look inside” at Amazon, Professor Esolen’s book seems to pay interesting attention to the work of J.M. Neale, whom most of us know from ‘Good King Wenceslas’ – and the calendrical context suddenly got me wondering just what ” by Saint Agnes’ fountain” is doing in that carol? Is there a historical Bohemia holy fountain, which is referred to here? Or some deeper significance as well (no ‘well’ pun intended)?

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