“Mondays with Mary” – 34 books added to my Marian Library

One month ago, it was like Christmas, Easter, and my birthday all wrapped into one when at the parish we received over 20 boxes of Catholic books. The boxes of books came from a parishioner who passed away recently. She left all of the books to the parish. Although we are adding many of the books to the parish library, there were so many we couldn’t add them all.

As staff a member, I was invited to pick through some of the books, many very old and out of print, that I would like to have for my own personal library at home. Many of the books that I chose have to do with the Blessed Virgin Mary, but I also picked up some other theology books as well, including a two-volume set on some of the basic writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. I will share those books will all of you soon.

So, for today’s blog post, I am going to share with you the Marian books that are now part of my library at home. As my Pastor said, you now have years of writing for your “Mondays with Mary” series.

The Rosary – The Crown of Mary by a Dominican Father – a small booklet about the Rosary. Copyright is 1935.

The Miraculous Image of Our Mother of the Perpetual Help by R. J. Spitzer, C.SS.R. – a small booklet on the aforementioned image. Copyright is 1954.

The Secret of Mary by St. Louise de Montfort. Copyright is 1950.

The Reign of Jesus through Mary by Gabriel Denis, S.M.M. Copyright is 1944.

The Imitation of Mary by Alexander De Rouville. Copyright is 1977.

Papal Teachings (Our Lady) by The Benedictine Monks of Solesmes. Copyright is 1961.

Mary – The Blessed The Beloved by Rev. Timothy Harris. Copyright is 1951.

The Divine Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary – Series No. 2 – The Sorrowful Mysteries. Copyright is 1949.

Mary – a periodical from July August 1955 (cost was 35 cents). Published by Agents for Mary in England.

True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin by St. Louis de Montfort. Copyright is 1991.

Small booklets on Fatima:

Novena to Our Lady at Fatima

Fatima and the “The Way of Divine Love”

 Our Lady’s Urgent Appeal to Us in the 1980’s – An explanation of the Fatima Message

A Woman Clothed with the Sun – Eight great appearances of Our Lady. Copyright is 1960.

Mary – Catechist at Fatima by Rev. Fredrick L. Miller. Copyright is 1991.

Fatima – The Great Sign by Francis Johnston. Copyright is 1980.

The True Story of Fatima by John de Marchi, I.M.C. Copyright is 1947.

Novena – In Honor of Our Sorrowful Mother. Copyright is 1962.

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Copyright is 1914. [oldest of these books]

Our Lady Speaks – Thoughts on Her Litany by Leon Bonnet. Copyright is 1954.

Dictionary of Mary. Copyright is 1985.

Victories of the Martyrs by St. Alphonsus De Liguori. Copyright is 1954.

The Glories of Mary (Volume I – Hail, Holy Queen) by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Mary – God’s Masterpiece. Copyright is 1954.

17 Papal Documents on the Rosary (Pope Leo XIII, Pope Paul VI, and St. John XXIII). Copyright is 1980.

The Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary (Fourth American Edition). Copyright is 1941.

The Rosary – Chain of Hope by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R. Copyright is 2003. [newest book]

Loves in the Heart of Mary. Copyright is 1965.

The Sun Her Mantle by John Beeves. Copyright is 1953.

Apparition of the Blessed Virgin on the Mountain of La Salette – booklet on the apparition. Copyright is 1976.

Rosarium Virgins Mariae by Pope St. John Paul II – I already have this but this copy is in a small booklet format. Copyright is 2002.

The Life of Mary as Seen by the Mystics. Copyright is 1991.

Lourdes – a land of the gospel. Picture book of Lourdes. Copyright is 1952.

Shrines to Our Lady Around the World by Zsolt Aradi. Copyright is 1954.

“Mondays with Mary” – The Marian Section of My Personal Library

Someone recently asked me how many books on the Blessed Virgin Mary I have in my personal library at home and after thinking about it for a second, I said, a lot. With all kidding aside, at that very moment, I couldn’t tell them, but did go home and count them. As of today, and the Marian section is still being developed since there are some books I don’t have yet, I have thirty-five books on the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Although I have written on books before herehere, and here, it came to me as I was counting my Marian books that I have never shared with you the thirty-five books on the Blessed Virgin Mary. These books are not in any specific order nor are they ranked on importance. At the end of this list, I will share with you a few books that I don’t have yet, but plan on purchasing soon.

They are listed by title, author (compiler or editor), and publisher –

1. Maria: Pope Benedict XVI on the Mother of God, Ignatius Press.

2. Mary Co-redemptrix: Doctrinal Issues Today – Marian Authors, Queenship Publishing Company.

3. Contemporary Insights on a Fifth Marian Dogma – Mark Miravalle, S.T.D. [Editor], Queenship Publishing Company.

4. The Messages of The Lady of All Nations – Joseph Kunzli [Editor], Queenship Publishing Company.

5. Heart of the Message of Medjugorje – Mark Miravalle, S.T.D., Franciscan University Press.

6. Our Lady of Fatima – William Thomas Walsh, Image Books – Doubleday.

7. The Third Millennium: The Triumph of Our Lady, Rev. Msgr. Richard L. Carroll

8. Totus Tuus: John Paul II’s Program of Marian Consecration and Entrustment – Arthur Burton Calkins, Academy of the Immaculate

9. Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love – Carl Anderson & Msgr. Eduardo Chavez., Doubleday.

10. The Wonder of Guadalupe – Francis Johnston, Tan Books and Publishers.

11. “With Jesus”: The Story of Mary Co-Redemptrix – Mark Miravalle, Queenship Publishing.

12. Immaculate Conception and the Holy Spirit: The Marian Teachings of St. Maximilian Kolbe – Fr. H.M. Manteau – Bonamy, O.P., Marytown Press.

13. Preparation for Total Consecration according to Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, Montfort Publications.

14. Mary: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate – Mark Miravalle, Queenship Publishing.

15. On the Immaculate Conception – Dom Prosper Gueranger, St. Michael’s Abbey Press.

16. Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church: Documents on the Blessed Virgin Mary – M. Jean Frisk, S.T.L., Pauline Books and Media.

17. Mary and the Fathers of the Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Patristic Thought – Luigi Gambero, Ignatius Press

18. Mariology: A Guide for Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, and Consecrated Persons – Mark Miravalle [Editor], Queenship Publishing.

19. The Wondrous Childhood of the Most Holy Mother of God – St. John Eudes, Preserving Christian Publications, Inc.

20. Introduction to Mary: The Heart of Marian Doctrine and Devotion – Mark Miravalle, Queenship Publishing.

Marian Books

21. The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales on Mary, Tan Books and Publishers

22. Our Lady and the Church – Hugo Rahner, S.J., Zaccheus Press.

23. Mary of Nazareth – Federico Suarez, Scepter.

24. Discovering Mary: Answers to Questions about the Mother of God – David Mills, Servant Books.

25. Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Conquest of Darkness – Warren H. Carroll, Christendom Press

26. Pray with the Heart! (Medugorje Manual of Prayer) – Fra Slavko Barbaric, Franciscan University Press

27. True Devotion to Mary – St. Louis de Montfort, Tan Books and Publishing

28. John Paul II’s Book of Mary – Margaret R. Bunson (compiled), Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.

29. Mary: The Church at the Source – Hans Urs Von Balthasar & Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Ignatius Press.

30. Rosarium Virginis Mariae (On the Most Holy Rosary) – Pope St. John Paul II, Pauline Books and Media

31. Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God – Scott Hahn, Doubleday.

32. Refuting the Attack on Mary: A Defense of Marian Doctrines – Father Mateo, Catholic Answers

33. The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort, Montfort Publications.

34. Mary for Today, Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Ignatius Press.

35. Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary, Fulton J. Sheen, Ligouri/Triumph.

The books that are not in my library yet, but I hope to purchase soon are:

1. The World’s First Love – Fulton J. Sheen

2. Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary – St. Catherine Anne Emmerich

3. Mary-Virgin, Mother, and Queen: A Bible Study for Catholics – Fr. Mitch Pacwa

4. Mariology. Volume One. – M. J. Scheeben

If you have a book on the Blessed Virgin Mary that isn’t listed here, I would encourage you to write it below in the comment box. Please feel free, as always, to share this post on your social media outlets and with your family and friends.