Pope Francis

New Ardor • New Methods • New Means of Expression

The ardor necessary will come only with the on going conversion of Catholics, that is, our striving for holiness in order to become more authentic disciples.  Here are some suggested resources for working on one's holiness and discipleship:

Holiness:
Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade
St. Augustine's Confessions
Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross
Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis De Sales
The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena
St. Thomas a Kempis's Imitation of Christ
On Loving God by St. Bernard Clairvaux
The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila
Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux

Discipleship:
Consecration to Jesus through Mary, St. Louis de Montfort
33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley
The Soul of the Apostolate by Dom Chautard
All You Who Labor by Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski
Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell

This tab is dedicated to providing suggested resources for new methods for the new evangelization from scholars, pastors and pastoral workers who have unique contributions to make in the three different areas of focus for the new evangelization.  MAI fellow research is also highlighted here.

Pre-evangelization
Henri de Lubac, The Drama of Atheistic Humanism
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Glory of the Lord and Love Alone is Credible
Luigi Giussani, The Religious Sense and At the Origin of the Christian Claim
Keith Lemna & David Delaney, "Three Pathways into the Theological Mind of Pope Francis," Nova et Vetera Vol. 12, No. 1 (2014):25-56
Jean-Luc Marion, In Excess, Prolegomena to Charity, and The Erotic Phenomenon

Kerygma
Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS Equip)
Communion and Liberation
Neocatechumenal Way
Luigi Giussani, At the Origin of the Christian Claim
Dynamic Catholic.com
All Hearts Afire.org
Catherine of Siena Institute

Catechesis
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Dynamic Catholic.com
All Hearts Afire.org
Catherine of Siena Institute

This page is dedicated to providing suggested resources for new means of expressing the faith for the new evangelization from scholars, pastors and pastoral workers who have unique contributions to make in the three different areas of focus for the new evangelization.  MAI fellow research is also highlighted here.

Pre-evangelization
Hans Urs von Balthasar,  Glory of the LordLove Alone is Credible
Luigi Giussani, The Religious Sense and At the Origin of the Christian Claim

Kerygma
Luigi Giussani, At the Origin of the Christian Claim
Keith Lemna, "The Angels and Cosmic Liturgy" Nova et Vetera Vol 8, No 4 (2010):  
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Glory of the Lord
Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth
David H. Delaney, "The Nuptial Mystery, the Sacrament of Marriage and John Paul II's Man and Woman He Created Them," Antiphon Vol. 18, No. 1 (2014):69-105.

Catechesis
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theodrama
Angelo Cardinal Scola, Nuptial Mystery
St. John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created Them
David H. Delaney, "The Nuptial Mystery, the Sacrament of Marriage and John Paul II's Man and Woman He Created Them," Antiphon Vol. 18, No. 1 (2014):69-105
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Theology of the Mystical Body