Catholic Spirituality

Holy SpiritHere are a few notable selections of authentic Catholic spirituality from the five major religious orders of the Church (in no particular order ;)):

Franciscan Spirituality
History and Organization of the Franciscan Order; Prayers of St. Francis; Benedict XVI’s General Audience on St. Francis of Assisi

Benedictine Spirituality
History and Organization of the Benedictine Order; The Holy Rule of St. Benedict; Pope Benedict XVI’s General Audience on St. Benedict of Norcia

Dominican Spirituality
History and Organization of the Order of Preachers; St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica; The Confraternity of the Most Holy RosaryAngelic Warfare Confraternity

Jesuit Spirituality 
History and Organization of the Society of JesusIgnatian Spiritual Exercises; The Eight North American Martyrs

Carmelite Spirituality
History and Organization of the Carmelite Order; Writings of St. Teresa of Avila; Writings of St. John of the Cross; The Spirituality of Saint Therese of Lisieux; Letter of Pope John Paul II to the Carmelites on the Occasion of 750th Anniversary of the Scapular

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