Books suitable for donation

Updated September 2019

The Sisters have gratefully received many Carmelite books already, but if you know of any that need a home, they will gladly add them to their library. Audio books, on CD or USB, are also very helpful.

Those who send a book are encouraged to affix a note to the inside cover with their name and perhaps a small prayer intention, so that the Sisters may offer a prayer for the intentions of those who have donated each time they read the book. Books donated may be placed on the turn or sent to the postal address.

Specific titles still needed are:

  • The Complete Works of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

  • “Elizabeth of the Trinity, the Unfolding of her Message” by Joanne Mosley

  • “He is my Heaven” by Jennifer Moorecroft

  • “Mariam the Little Arab” by Amédée Brunot SCJ

  • “Maryam of Bethlehem: The Little Arab” by Sister Emmanuelle Maillard

  • “Thoughts of Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucifed” by Rev Buzy

  • “Golden Arrow: The revelations of Sr Mary of St Peter”

  • “God is Love, St. Teresa Margaret: her Life” by Sister Teresa Margaret DC

  • “God the Joy of my Life, a biography of St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes” by Michael D. Griffin OCD

  • “Drink of the Stream: Prayers of Carmelites” by Penny Hickey

  • “The Spirituality of St. Therese” by André Combes

  • “The Story of a Life” by Guy Gaucher

  • Letters of St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes

  • “Let Him do it, the Life of Maravillas de Jesús OCD” by Cerro de los Angeles and La Aldehuela Carmels, Spain

  • “The Prophet of Carmel” by Rev. Charles B. Garside, M.A.

  • “Barbe Acarie, Wife and Mystic” by Lancelot C. Sheppard

  • “Seraph Among Angels” by Sister M. Minima, Carmelite

  • “To Quell the Terror” by William Bush

  • “Carmel its History Spirit and Saints” by the Discalced Carmelites of Boston and Santa Clara

  • “Handbook to the Life and Times of St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross” by E. Allison Peers

  • “Explanation of the Holy Rule of Carmel in the Form of Meditations and Examens” by Reverend Mother Mary of St. Peter, Prioress of the Carmel of Arles

  • “Spiritual Exercises to Serve for the Annual Retreat of a Carmelite”

  • “The Carmelite Directory of the Spiritual Life”

  • “Manual for Novices” (also called “The Instruction of Novices”) by Ven. John of Jesus Mary

  • “Spiritual Commentary on the Constitutions of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns” by Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen OCD

  • “The Cenacle” by Abbé L.G.

Spanish books:

  • Obras Completas de Santa Teresa de Jesús (The Complete Works of our Holy Mother Saint Teresa of Jesus)

  • “Vida Mística de la Madre Maravillas de Jesús, su alma” by Baldomero Jiménez Duque

The Sisters are also interested in other lives of the Saints and standard spiritual works. Particular titles and authors they are looking for include:

  • “Union With God: Letters of Spiritual Direction” by Columba Marmion

  • Books by Hubert Van Zeller

  • Books by G.K. Chesterton

  • Books by Fr Arintero, OP

  • Books by and about Claude la Colombiere

May God reward you!