The Year of Faith with Mary

The Virtue of Faith: A Bibliography

The Faith of Mary  


Marian Ecumenical


The Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity

Magisterial Writings










The Faith of Mary

Azzarello, Marie.  Mary the First Disicple: A Guide for Transforming Today’s Church. Ottawa: Novalis, St. Paul University, 2004
        Mary's life of faith and discipleship is used as an inspiring guide for today’s Church.  The author offers a renewed image of discipleship that opens a window on the transformation of the Church into a community of disciples.

Burke, Anselm. Mary in History, in Faith and in Devotion. New York: Scapular Press, 1956.
        An easy-to-understand introduction to Mary’s place in the Catholic Faith.  The faith of the Blessed Mother is presented as a privilege related to her fullness of grace.

Catholic Church. Behold Your Mother, Woman of Faith: A Pastoral Letter on the Blessed Virgin Mary, November 21, 1973. Santa Clara, Calif.: Shrine of our Lady of Peace, 1985.
        A Pastoral Letter on the Blessed Virgin Mary, November 21, 1973.

Hannaford, Robert. "The Eschatological Grounds of Mary's Vocation as Mother of Faith." Maria: A Journal of Marian Studies 3, no. 1 (08, 2002): 5.
        A theological discussion of Mary’s faith and her role as Mother of Faith in light of the future destiny of Christians.  Her faith is a demonstration of the “glorious liberty” of the children of God and in this lies her significance as the hope of Christians.

Houselander, Carryl.  The Reed of God. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2006.
        This a lovely reflection of the life of Mary which describes her total giving of self to God in faith and obedience so that she could be used by God in accordance with His will.

Kaitholil, George. Mary, the Pilgrim of Faith. Bandra, Mumbai: St. Paul’s, 1993.
        An easily accessible discussion of the Blessed Mother’s life as a pilgrimage of faith.  The book discusses all of her virtues and her role as a model for believers. Chapter 4 in particular takes a close look at her faith.

Laurentin, René and International Marian Research Institute. Mary in Faith and Life in the New Age of the Church: Marian Seminar 1980, Kenya (Nairobi), Zambia (Monze, Ndola). Ndola, Zambia: Franciscan Mission Press, 1983.
        A detailed presentation of Mary role in Catholic faith’s based on Scripture and papal teachings.  The Chapter on “Devotion and Consecration to Mary” in particular contains many examples of Mary as an inspiration for and model of faith for Christians  today.

LaVerdiere, Eugene. Annunciation to Mary: A Story of Faith: Luke 1:26-28. Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, 2004.
        The author presents an in-depth examination of the Annunciation to Mary in Salvation History. Each chapter examines a particular phase of the Annunciation from a linguistic and theological point of view.

Nachef, Antione.  Mary’s Pope: John Paul II, Mary, and the Church since Vatican II.  Franklin, WI: Sheed and Ward, 2000
        This is an exploration of Catholic doctrine and devotion to Mary, the Mother of God. Looking through the lens of John Paul II’s pontificate, the author roots his research in Scripture, Tradition, encyclicals and numerous other sources.  Chapter 4 is a detailed discussion of Mary’s faith.

Nachef, Antoine. The Faith of Mary: Vatican II Insights on the Humanity of Mary. New York: Alba House, 2002.
        Mary's faith was certainly genuine in every sense of the word. Like us she struggled to understand, pondering the events of her Son's life and meditating on them in her heart as the Holy Spirit continued to enlighten her with respect to her own role in the mission of her Son. In this book, Father Nachef relates Mary's life and faith to our own and shows us how we can grow in wisdom and grace by imitating her example.

Singarayar, John. "Mary, the Mother of Jesus: The Most Beautiful Creation of God." Priest 68, no. 3 (03, 2012): 41-42.
        A short article which considers Mary and her role in God’s plan of redemption.  She is the principal person after Christ and a pre-eminent example  for Christians today.  Mary’s faith was an important part of her life.

Sheen, Fulton J.  The World’s First Love:  Mary, the Mother of God.  San Francisco: Ignatius, 2010
        The author provides a moving portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary which covers all major aspects of her life, especially her faith and obedience.  Insights are provided into all the Marian beliefs.  From this portrait, the author discusses various problems common to mankind of every age and reveals clearly how that problem can be resolved.

Weiger, Josef. Mary: Mother of Faith [Maria, die Mutter des Glaubens.English]. Image Books ed. Garden City, NY: Image Books, 1962; 1959.
        This text illuminates fully the life of Mary in the divine plan of redemption for mankind.  It is a rich meditation on the great theme of Mary’s unique faith.

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Marian Ecumenical

Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission.  Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ.  London: Continuum 2006.
        An agreed Anglican/Catholic statement concerning Christian faith and devotion related to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is portrayed within the pattern of grace and hope. 

British Methodist/Roman Catholic Committee. Mary, Mother of the Lord :Sign of Grace, Faith and Holiness : Towards a Shared Understanding. Peterborough: Methodist Pub. House, 1995.
        A joint Methodist/Catholic presentation of Mary’s role as a sign or icon of all that Christians are and can become as the people of God and the Church of Christ

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Magisterial Writings

Amiri, Rachel A. and Mary M. Keys. "Benedict XVI on Liberal Modernity's Need for the “Theological Virtues” of Faith, Hope, and Love." Perspectives on Political Science 41, no. 1 (Jan, 2012): 11-18.
            Caritas in Veritate is a clear continuation of the line of thought that Benedict developed in his earlier encyclicals Deus Caritas Est and Spe Salvi, and before that in his theological writings as Joseph Ratzinger. Benedict's work thus underscores the need modern societies and political communities have for charity, and thus for faith and for hope. We explicate this aspect of Benedict's political vision throughout this essay, anticipating and beginning to respond to some objections to the thesis that politics even in a secular age requires theological virtues to flourish.

Benedict XVI. The Yes of Jesus Christ: Exercises in Faith, Hope, and Love [Auf Christus schauen.English]. New York: Crossroad Pub., 2005.
        A must-read to understand Pope Benedict XVI’s view of the relationship between Christianity and the world. Secular thought has failed to answer the great questions of human existence. Pope Benedict XVI invites us to rediscover the Christ-centered basis for hope.

John Paul II, Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Mary: God’s Yes to Man.  John Paul II’s Encyclical Redemptoris Mater. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1988
        The Faith of the Blessed Mother is a primary thene of John Paul II’s encyclical on the Blessed Mother.  See especially paragraphs 12-19, “Blessed is She who Believed”.  Joseph Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) and Hans Urs von Balthasar provide commentary.

John Paul II.  Theotokos Woman, Mother Disciple: A Catechesis on Mary, Mother of God.  Boston: Pauline Books and Media,
        A series of weekly talks given by John Paul II during general audiences during the period 1995-1997.   The talks cover all aspects of the Church’s teachings regarding the Blessed Mother.  Her faith and its value for Christians today is a primary theme throughout the Pope’s course of instruction. 

John Paul II and Joseph Durepos. Lessons for Living. Chicago, Ill.: Loyola Press, 2004.
        Lessons for Living presents the essential pastoral wisdom of Pope John Paul II. These short, eloquent selections, culled from more than two decades of the pope’s writings and speeches, capture the clarity of John Paul’s insight and the fervor of his faith. Each page presents an inspirational lesson that encourages us to draw closer to God, helping us live as faithful Christians in a sometimes challenging world.

McEvoy, J. J. and Maurice P. Hogan. The Mystery of Faith: Reflections on the Encyclical 'Ecclesia De Eucharistia'. Blackrock: Columba, 2005.
        Reflections on the 2003 papal encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia of Pope John Paul II

Paul VI and Karl A. Schultz. Christian Values and Virtues. New York: Crossroad Pub., 2007.
        In Pope Paul VI: Christian Values and Virtues, Pope Paul VI's affinity for peace, hope, humility, faith, suffering, love, and joy is portrayed through his talks with public audiences and his writings. Readers are challenged in regard to the application of these virtues in their own lives.

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Adams, Robert Merrihew. The Virtue of Faith and Other Essays in Philosophical Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
        This collection of Adams' essays draws from his extensive writings on philosophical theology that discuss metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical issues surrounding the concept of God--whether God exists or not, what God is or would be like, and how we ought to relate ourselves to such a being.

Basile, Alex. Finding Faith in a Godless World: A Catholic Path to God. Staten Island, N.Y.: Alba House, 2008.
        How do I know for real if God exists? How does a person come to believe in God? What if I continue to have doubts? This book takes a creative approach to these questions: e.g., a visit to Las Vegas with Pascal; examining the empty tomb with St. Peter and Mary of Magdala; standing by Lake Galilee with Jesus and journeying the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard. In addition, the author has made very creative use of some cornerstone insights from St. Thomas Aquinas, Plato, St. Anselm and other philosophers and theologians.

Brunner, Emil.  Faith, Hope and Love as Problems in Theology. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1956
        The author looks at the theological virtues using a consistently existential exposition and gains new insights into the meaning, unity and differences among these virtues

Hancock, Curtis L. and Brendan Sweetman. Faith and the Life of the Intellect. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2003.
        The contributors—younger scholars and older scholars, liberals and conservatives, priests, consecrated religious, and lay people, men and women—offer personal reflections on the way in which faith and philosophy are integrated in their own lives. Many of the authors discuss those events and experiences that helped shape their responses to the general issue of faith seeking understanding.

Heft, James editor. Faith and the Intellectual Life. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996.
        Catholic scholars explore how their faith as Catholics had influenced their scholarship and how, in turn, their scholarship has affected their faith.

Helm, Paul. Faith with Reason. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000.
        The author investigates what religious faith is and what makes it reasonable.

Jenkins, John I. Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas. Cambridge, U.K.; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
        This book offers a revisionary account of key epistemological concepts and doctrines of St. Thomas Aquinas, particularly his concept of scientia (science). It proposes a new interpretation of the purpose and composition of Aquinas' most mature and influential work, the Summa Theologiae, which has traditionally been regarded as a work for neophytes in theology.

Ostovich, Steven T. The Courage of Faith: Some Philosophical Reflections. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2009.
        The author encourages readers to wrestle with their questions of belief in order to find a way to choose faith. By engaging philosophy, theology, and the Bible, he challenges readers to courageously think from and through faith.

Sessions, William Lad. The Concept of Faith: A Philosophical Investigation. Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.
        Faith lies at the heart of human life, and not just in religious contexts. But just what is faith? In this book William Lad Sessions ventures a new approach to this age-old problem. Viewing it in global terms, he provides an effective and insightful set of analytical tools for deepening our understanding of the ideas of belief.

Springsted, Eric O. The Act of Faith: Christian Faith and the Moral Self. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 2002.
        While the question “Is faith reasonable?” has continually occupied philosophers and theologians, little attention has been paid to what faith itself is. The Act of Faith remedies this neglect by looking at what it means for a person of Christian faith to believe. The author contrasts modern views of faith with the Christian tradition running from Augustine through Aquinas and Calvin. In reviewing such thinkers as Locke and Hume, Springsted discovers that behind modern discussions of the reasonableness of faith lie key assumptions about the human self, including the views that the good is a matter of choice and that we can exercise objective, uninvolved reason.

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Arterburn, Stephen and Jack Felton. Faith That Hurts, Faith That Heals [Toxic Faith]. Nashville: Oliver Nelson, 1992; 1991.
        Toxic Faith distinguishes between a healthy faith and a misguided religiosity that traps believers in an addictive practice of religion. Toxic Faith shows readers how to find hope for a return to genuine, healthy faith that can add meaning to life.

Bars, Henry.  The Assent of Faith
        The author provides an unusually realistic account of the  divine indispensableness of faith and touches on several problems rarely discussed or understood by Catholics.  He deals with the problem of believers who, while remaining loyal to their faith, nevertheless experience anxiety and doubt.

Beaudoin, Tom. Virtual Faith: The Irreverent Spiritual Quest of Generation X. 1st ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
        Reveals the deep and pervasive search for meaning that haunts Generation X.  The author explores fashion, music videos, and cyberspace concluding that his generation has fashioned a theology radically different from, but no less potent or valid than, that of their elders.

Bishop, John and Oxford University Press. Believing by Faith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
        John Bishop defends a version of fideism inspired by William James's 1896 lecture 'The Will to Believe'. By critiquing both 'isolationist' (Wittgensteinian) and Reformed epistemologies of religious belief, Bishop argues that anyone who accepts that our publicly available evidence is equally open to theistic and naturalist/atheistic interpretations will need to defend a modest fideist position.

Helmick, Raymond G. Living Catholic Faith in a Contentious Age. London; New York: Continuum, 2010.
        Catholics, especially in the U.S., are sharply divided over what constitutes faithful Catholicism: a quest for the relevance of their faith to the actualities of their lives or unquestioning obedience to the precepts of Church leadership. Tension over these questions goes to such extremes that it has drastically reduced church-going and identification of Catholics with the institution within a remarkable brief period of time. Writing in sharp, accessible language, Helmick attempts to focus these issues on the nature of faith.

Numrich, Paul David. The Faith Next Door: American Christians and their New Religious Neighbors. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press,
        Using local examples, the author covers the gamut of Christian responses to America's multireligious reality. We read about the debate over a new Hindu temple in town, the Episcopal church that has hosted a mosque since 1987, the cooperative efforts between African American pastors and Muslim leaders, immigrant Christians seeking to save their non-Christian fellow immigrants, evangelicals resettling immigrants and refugees through "friendship evangelism," Catholics learning about other religions in the spirit of Vatican II, Greek Orthodox Christians and Turkish Muslims gaining a new appreciation of their shared history, and more. Here Christian theology meets the multireligious real world, with multiple results suggestive of national trends.

Penelhum, Terence. Reason and Religious Faith. Focus Series. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1995.
        The author surveys traditional and contemporary views on the often troubled relationship between philosophical reason and religious faith. Covering all the major issues and figures in a clear, balanced, and fair-minded way, this is the most reliable and modern treatment of these issues now available.

Penelhum Terence. “The Analysis of Faith in Saint Thomas Aquina" Religious Studies 13 (1977) 133-154
        The author gives an account of Aquinas' analysis of the nature of Christian faith, to indicate some difficulties to which it seems, to give rise, to try to evaluate the degree to which his analysis can suggest answers to those difficulties, and then to conclude with some general comments about the sources of those perplexities that still remain.

Turner, Denys. Faith, Reason, and the Existence of God. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
        The author argues that there are reasons of faith why the existence of God should be thought rationally demonstrable and that it is worthwhile revisiting the theology of Thomas Aquinas to see why. The proposition that the existence of God is demonstrable by rational argument is doubted by nearly all philosophical opinion today and is thought by most Christian theologians to be incompatible with Christian faith. Turner's robust challenge to the prevailing orthodoxies will be of interest to believers as well as non-believers.

Wojtyla, Karol.  Faith According to St. John of the Cross. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1981
        This doctoral thesis deals with the difficult topic of the metaphysical and psychological nature of faith in the writings of St. John of the Cross.  A detailed analysis is made of the texts in which St. John of the cross discusses faith, especially The Ascent of Mt. Carmel

Yelton, Michael. Outposts of the Faith: Anglo-Catholicism in Some Rural Parishes. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2009.
        Outposts of the Faith offers ten compelling portraits of country churches where the Anglo-Catholic movement flourished during the twentieth century. Rightly famed for its dedicated and heroic work in poor inner-city areas, little is recorded about the impact of Anglo-Catholicism in rural parishes. From Cornwall to the Fens, Michael Yelton has conducted visits, interviews and archival research and has created vividly detailed and inspiring accounts.

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Collinge, William J. Faith in Public Life. Annual Publication of the College Theology Society. Vol. 2007, v. 53. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008.
        Annual Publication of the College Theology Society. An collection of essays regarding faith and various social and political issues from a Catholic perspective.

Dulles, Avery and University of Dayton. The Faith of a Theologian. Marianist Award Lecture. 1st ed. Vol. 2004. Dayton, Ohio: The University of Dayton, 2008; 2004.
        A theologian and scholar talks about the role of faith in his life.

Dulles, Avery. The Splendor of Faith: The Theological Vision of Pope John Paul II. Rev, updated. New York: Crossroad Pub. Co., 2003.
        To understand the Pope's life, you need to understand the rich thought that shaped his life. An in-depth and comprehensive study of the theology of Pope John Paul II by the first American theologian ever to be named a cardinal.

Farrelly, John. Faith in God Through Jesus Christ. Theology and Life Series. Vol. 2. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1997.
        In an ecumenical spirit and in genuine engagement with contemporary difficulties and other theologians, the author critically evaluates the reasons for belief in Jesus Christ that Vatican II proposes.

Guardini, Romano. Living the Drama of Faith: What Faith Is and Where It Leads You. Manchester, N.H.: Sophia Institute Press, 1998; 1961.
        Living the Drama of Faith offers you relief from doubt -- and the chance to let your faith take wing. It will bring you to a mature understanding of faith that will help you face doubts and spiritual dryness without fear.

Horvath, Tibor. Thinking About Faith: Speculative Theology. Montréal; Ithaca: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006.
        Why did the early Christians follow Jesus Christ? Why did they write books, have councils, celebrate the Eucharist and other sacramental rites? Tibor Horvath proposes that love for Jesus Christ is at the origin of the Christian faith. In the first volume of a trilogy on "Thinking about Faith," love is shown to be the hermeneutic principle in a systematic exploration and interpretation of Christian dogma and sacramental theology.

Ker, I. T. and Terrence  Merrigan. Newman and Faith. Louvain Theological & Pastoral Monographs. Vol. 31. Louvain; Dudley, MA: Peeters Press, 2004.
        In this collection of essays, eight leading scholars examine the theological, philosophical, historical, literary and spiritual dimensions of Newman's understanding of faith, and reflect on the way in which his thought relates to contemporary concerns and interests in their disciplines.

Laird, M. S. Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford Eng.; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
        Scholars of Gregory of Nyssa have long acknowledged the centrality of faith in his theory of divine union. To date, however, there has been no sustained examination of this key topic. The present study fills this gap and elucidates important auxiliary themes that accrue to Gregory's notion of faith as a faculty of apophatic union with God.

Marmion, Declan. A Spirituality of Everyday Faith: A Theological Investigation of the Notion of Spirituality in Karl Rahner. Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs. Vol. 23. Louvain: Peeters Press, 1998.
        Beginning with Paul, the author shows how the meaning of the term “spirituality” changed over the centuries.  He then offers a working definition of spirituality and explores the complicated relationship between spirituality, academic theology and religious experience.  Subsequent chapters focus on the spirituality of Karl Rahner.

Metz, Johannes Baptist. Faith in History and Society: Toward a Practical Fundamental Theology. A Crossroad Book.. New York: Seabury Press, 1980.
        This book is universally acknowledged a great classic of political theology. This book has become a foundational book for understanding the role of lived faith in the modern world.

Miller, Frederick L. The Trial of Faith of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. New York: Alba House, 1998.
        The author gives a thorough explanation and demonstration showing St. Therese's spiritual growth based on the teachings of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila

Newman, John Henry, J. Derek Holmes, and Hugo M. De Achaval. The Theological Papers of John Henry Newman on Faith and Certainty. Oxford Eng.: Clarendon Press, 1976.
        A collection of theological papers by John Henry Newman on the nature of faith and its relationship to assent, intuition and revelation.

Ó Murchú, Diarmuid. Adult Faith: Growing in Wisdom and Understanding. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2010.
        The relatively new culture of the adult faith-seeker originated in the closing decades of the twentieth century as developmental psychology highlighted the changing nature of growth and maturity at different life-stages. Accompanied by the information explosion, adult people particularly began to ask questions for which they sought adult answers. The co-dependency of earlier times, expecting adults to simply accept what religious authorities taught, is alien to adult religious maturity. Adult faith has arrived at a new threshold, requiring novel approaches and strategies in the religious development of adult people.

O'Collins, Gerald. Easter Faith: Believing in the Risen Jesus. London: Darton Longman & Todd, 2003.
        Belief in the resurrection of Jesus is central to the Christian faith. But how sure can we be that this belief is well-founded? In Easter Faith the author draws on a lifetime's study and research to review the evidence for the credibility of the resurrection. The result is a lucid and elegant work that brings together biblical scholarship, theology, and lived experience into a unique and compelling portrait of the Easter faith of the Christian community.

Polkinghorne, J. C., Michael Welker, and Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Faith in the Living God. London: Spck, 2001.
        Polkinghorne and Welker, two of today's most respected and daring religious thinkers, here look freshly at Christianity's central theological questions. In a mutual encounter that allows a presentation by each with a reply by the other, they probe crucial issues of belief in God, Christian faith and hope, life in the Spirit, and the tenability of faith in light of current science and culture.

Tilley, Terrence W. Faith: What It Is and What ItIsn't. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2010.
        This accessible book that addresses what faith is and what it means in our lives can serve as an introduction to the study of theology or religious studies. The five chapters include (1) Misunderstanding Faith, (2) Defining Faith, (3) Expressing Faith, (4) Living Faith, and (5) Justifying Faith. Because most of us live in a world with multiple faith traditions, this books deals broadly with the nature and expression of faith across traditions including religious traditions and secular traditions such as humanism

———. History, Theology, and Faith: Dissolving the Modern Problematic. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2004.
        The author analyzes current approaches to the relationship between history and theology and then shows how they affect faith. He argues that there is no single pattern of relationships between the two disciplines and that multiple patterns should be recognized. When accurately understood and properly used, historical investigations, so often construed as undermining faith, do no such thing; indeed, they can actually increase or strengthen faith.

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The Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity

Augustine and Louis A. Arand. Faith, Hope and Charity. Ancient Christian Writers. [Enchiridion.1947.English]. Vol. 3. Westminster, Md.: Newman Bookshop, 1947.
        Augustine has given us here a fairly complete compendium of his whole theology and the system on which it rests.

Augustine and John E. Rotelle. The Augustine Catechism: The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love. The Augustine Series. [Enchiridion.English]. Vol. 1. Hyde Park, N.Y.: New City Press, 1999.
        A wonderful explanation of the Christian faith, a true catechism. From it other catechisms throughout the history of the Church have sprung up, including the recent Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Bars, Henry. "Faith, Hope and Charity." Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism. Section 2, Basic Truths. 1st ed. Vol. 27. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1961.
        The author describes the meaning of the virtues of faith, hope and charity and offers guidance as to how we may best prepare ourselves to receive these virtues.  Virtues are acquired as a gift from God, but we must strive to put ourselves in the best state to receive them.  It is also  important to understand the relationship between these three virtues.

Cessario, Romanus. The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics. 2nd ed. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.
        At the forefront of studies that would begin to recover virtue ethics—the ethical teaching of the church in the patristic, monastic, and scholastic traditions—The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics has been widely used to introduce both students and scholars to the relatively “new” idea of virtue ethics, now a dominant principle in Catholic moral theology.

Engemann, Antonellus. The New Song: Faith, Hope, and Charity in Franciscan Spirituality. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1964.
        The author examines each of the theological virtues in the light of Franciscan Spirituality.  The author intends to show that the theological virtues are the basis of our efforts to acquire virtue, and that they find their full flowering in the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Garrigou-Lagrange, Réginald. The Mother of the Savior and Our Interior Life.  Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 2009
        A comprehensive treatment of Church teaching about Mary.  See especially Article VI which discusses Mary’s virtues, faith and priviledges.

———. The Theological Virtues: Volume 1- Faith. St. Louis: Herder, 1965.
        A Commentary on St. Thomas' Theological Summa Ia IIae, Qq. 62, 65, 68: IIa IIae, QQ. 1-16
Hrynchyshyn, Michael. Faith, Hope, and Love :These Three. Winnipeg, Man., Canada: Central Jubilee Committee of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1984.
        Reflections on faith, hope and love as the three elements through which we relate to God.  The author makes practical applications which are intended to facilitate the renewal and growth of believers.

Kelly, Bernard J. The Armour of Christ :Daily Life in Faith, Hope, and Charity. Dublin: Clonmore and Reynolds, 1948.
        The author treats the fundamentals of the Christian life.  He explains how faith, hope and charity are essential personal qualities in the daily struggle to achieve holiness.

Lanslots. D. I.  Three Divine Virtues.  New York:  Frederick Pustet Company, 1925
        The author believes that the practice of the theological virtues is essential to salvation.  In this text he treats them from a strictly dogmatic perpsepctive.

Philippe, Marie -Dominique. The Mysteries of Mary: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love with the Mother of God. Charlotte, N.C.: Saint Benedict Press, 2011.
        Mary is the mother of all the faithful because she "educates us as a mother, showing us through her example, her life, how we must live the mysteries of faith, hope, and the growth of charity." The early mysteries of Mary s life show us unswerving faith as Mary s’soul and flesh are prepared to receive Jesus in the Nativity of the Lord.

Pieper, Josef. Faith, Hope, Love [Lieben, Hoffen, Glauben.English]. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997.
        This volume, three separate books in one edition, is a collection of Josef Pieper's famous treatises on the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love. Pieper is perhaps the most popular Thomist philosopher of the twentieth century.

Thomas Aquinas and Christopher Robert Kaczor. Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love :Edited and Explained for Everyone. Ave Maria, Fla.: Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University, 2008.
        Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love provides essential passages from Thomas's treatment of the theological virtues in the Summa theologiae, edited and explained for classroom use or the independent reader. This book contains passages of great historical import, contemporary relevance, and intrinsic interest combined with abundant footnotes aiding the modern reader.

Ulanov, Barry. Contemporary Catholic Thought: Faith, Hope and Love in the Modern World. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1963.
        The author provides a survey of the thoughts of contemporary theologians for each of the virtues of faith, hope and love.  The theologians present their views in interaction with the modern world and contemporary culture.

Wilson, Jonathan R. Gospel Virtues: Practicing Faith, Hope and Love in Uncertain Times. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
        Writing from an Evangelical perspective, the author provides a compelling account of the distinctive characteristics and practices connected with the gospel-shaped virtues of faith, hope and love. Against the backdrop of a nuanced presentation of contemporary culture in its modern and postmodern expression, Wilson offers a refreshingly thoughtful description of a thoroughly Christian way of life.

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Dupré, Judith. Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art, and Life. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 2010.
        The author offers an intimate exploration of this beloved figure, now and through the ages. In a series of poignant stories and essays, Dupré examines Mary’s artistic, cultural, and historical influence, and at the same time shows how Mary’s human journey of love, compassion, grief, and humble strength inextricably connects her to our modern lives.

Farley, Edward. Faith and Beauty: A Theological Aesthetic. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2001.
        The author employs a new typology of Western texts on beauty and a theological analysis of the image of God and redemption to counter the centuries-long tendency to ignore or marginalize beauty and the aesthetic as part of the life of faith.

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Bass, Dorothy C. Practicing our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People. 1st ed. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 1997.
        This best-selling guide helps take belief out of the realm of theory and shows how to live it out in a series of twelve central practices such as hospitality, forgiveness, healing, testimony, and keeping Sabbath. It is designed to work across a wide range of Christian laypeople, leaders, denominations, and study groups.

Beiting, Ralph W. and Tom Pelletier. The Promise of Faith: With Christ We Can Do All Things. Lancaster, KY: Christian Appalachian Project, 1998.
        The author uses his experiences in Appalachia to invite the reader into a journey of faith.

Bosco, Antoinette. Shaken Faith: Hanging In There When God Seems Far Away. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2001.
        For Bosco, faith is an elusive proposition and Christian faith is not an easy answer for hard times. Instead, it is a strengthener and a fortifier, a light and motivation with which to face life's problems. Moreover, it is possible through faith to realize that no tragedy is without some meaning.

Bratton, Heidi. Homegrown Faith: Nurturing Your Catholic Family. Cincinnati, Ohio: Servant Books, 2011.
        The author invites you into her home, where she shows you where to find God--right inside the busyness of modern family life. A series of insightful and often humorous weekly reflections on raising faithful Catholic families, Homegrown Faith draws on familiar situations--sibling rivalry, fender-benders, lost shoes before Mass - to reveal unexpected sacramental riches.

Cali, Dennis D. Faith and the Media: Reflections by Christian Communicators. New York: Paulist Press, 2010.
        Professional communicators, filmmakers, producers, editors, and professors offer personal reflections on how their Catholic faith shapes their work. Contributors share the wisdom of their lived experience in the various sectors of communications and media, from the newsroom to the classroom.

Camille, Alice L. and Joel Schorn. A Faith Interrupted: An Honest Conversation with Alienated Catholics. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2004.
        The authors serve as compassionate mediators in a conversation with disaffected Catholics, providing a place for people to clarify what went wrong and identify options for reconciliation and reunion.

Carmody, John. Cancer and Faith. Mystic, Conn.: Twenty-Third Publications, 1994.
            Cancer and Faith is particularly valuable for those facing a serious illness, and for those who love them. It provides an intimate and hope filled picture of a renewed, life giving relationship with God in the face of imminent death.

Cooney-Hathaway, Patricia. Weaving Faith and Experience :A Woman's Perspective. Called to Holiness. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2010.
        The author concentrates on helping women understand the relationship between faith and human experience during the middle years within the context of the whole life cycle.

Cormier, Robert J. A Faith That Makes Sense: Reflections for Peace, Purpose, and Joy. New York: Crossroad Pub., 1999.
        In this collection of simple, one to two-page reflections, Cormier takes elements common to many faiths and offers them in a way that can make sense to almost everyone.

Davies, Susan Shannon. 15 Ways to Nourish Your Faith. IlluminationBooks. New York: Paulist Press, 1998.
        Acknowledging that different people need different paths to God, the author explores a wide range of ways in which the spiritual life can be enhanced and nourished.

Farrell, Mary Cronk. Celebrating Faith: Year-Round Activities for Catholic Families. Cincinnati, Ohio: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2005.
        The author outlines the chapters by season, beginning with the New Year and ending with Christmas. For each holiday, season, milestone or celebration, she provides family-friendly activities and reflections for parents to share their Catholic faith with their young children. She invites her readers to be creative and inventive by using each activity or reflection as a stepping-stone to integrate the Catholic faith into their own family traditions, rituals and experiences.

Flory, Richard W. and Donald E. Miller. Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2008.
        Finding Faith offers an insightful and unique contribution to helping us understand how the Post-Boomer generation is shaking things up in American religious culture.

Gascón, Antonio and Thomas A. Thompson. Reason, Revelation, and Faith of the Heart. North American Center for Marianist Studies Monograph Series. Document no. 54. Dayton, Ohio: North American Center for Marianist Studies, 2007.
        The author presents an examination of the writings of Father William Joseph Chaminade on faith. Father Chaminade wished to bring his followers to a free and deeply personal decision to adhere to God’s truth through love.  His contribution was to show that the heart, longing for completion and happiness and enlightened by divine revelation, might guide the intelligence toward the consent of faith. His method allows revealed truths, the doctrines of faith, to provide the norms of conduct for daily life and prayer.

Lamont, John R. T. Divine Faith. Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology, and Biblical Studies. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004
        A rigorous examination of the factors that lead Christians to believe the Gospel.

LaMothe, Ryan. Revitalizing Faith through Pastoral Counseling. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001.
        The author explores how the experience of faith emerges in human development and how the organizations of these experiences are present in the counseling relationship.

LaMothe, Ryan Williams. "The Transition from Object Faith to Personal Faith: Transitional Subjects." Pastoral Psychology 59, no. 5 (10, 2010): 617-630.
        A psychological anaylsis of the development of faith in young children.

Pritchard, John. How to Explain Your Faith. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2006.
        In a style that is simple without being simplistic or sugar-coated, practical without being preachy or pious, Pritchard takes readers to the heart of the matter of Christian faith. He not only helps us articulate a response to challenges from others but helps us personally enter more deeply into the mysteries of Christian faith and the heart of that faith, Jesus Christ.

Sullivan, John. Communicating Faith. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.
        This book enriches appreciation of the many ways that Christian faith is communicated. It casts light on the sensitivities, skills, and qualities necessary for the effective communication of faith, where justice is done both to the "seed" to be sown and to the "soil" being cultivated. Contributors draw upon their substantial academic and pastoral experience to highlight key features of the contexts where faith is communicated. These include the home, parish life, schools, universities, adult education, literature, the arts, and new communications media.

Sullivan, Susan. Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty. Morality and Society Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
        Based on in-depth interviews with women and pastors, the author presents poor mothers' often overlooked views. Recruited from a variety of social service programs, most of the women do not attend religious services, due to logistical challenges or because they feel stigmatized and unwanted at church. Yet, she discovers, religious faith often plays a strong role in their lives as they contend with and try to make sense of the challenges they face

Sweeney, James, Gemma Simmonds, and David Lonsdale. Keeping Faith in Practice: Aspects of Catholic Pastoral Theology. London, UK: SCM Press, 2010.
        Keeping Faith in Practice is the first major Catholic contribution on Practical and Pastoral Theology. The central subject of this book is an exploration of how theology engages with the dimension of practice in the life of the Church and contemporary society and culture.

Zarick, Judy. Moved by Faith: Stories from American Catholic Radio. Cincinnati, Ohio: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2012.
        Stories of Catholics who put shoes on the gospel are featured weekly on American Catholic Radio in its Living Faith segment that spotlights everyday people--lay, religious, and ordained--who live their faith in extraordinary ways. Some Catholics work in their communities, making small contributions that make the world a better, more Christian place. Others have nationally known ministries. All of the stories first featured on American Catholic Radio and now collected in Moved by Faith provide role models that like-minded Catholics can follow and turn to for signs of hope.

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Amodei, Michael. Faith for Our Children ...: A Practical Guide. Washington, DC: National Catholic Educational Association, 2007.

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