Spiritual Writings

Spiritual writings on the vocation of
consecrated virginity lived in the world

Homily of His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of consecration of Magalis Aguilera, June 24, 2011, Chapel of Blessed John Paul II, St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome”.
25th Anniversary of Magalis Aguilera - June 24, 2011 (PDF, 18k)
Aniversario Magalis Aguilera - June 24, 2011 (PDF, 21k)

Sponsa Verbi: The Virgin Consecrated to Christ (Blessed Columba Marmion, 1925)
Chapter 1 (PDF, 32k)
Chapter 2 (PDF, 12K)
Chapter 3 (PDF, 24K)
Chapter 4 (PDF, 19K)
Chapter 5 (PDF, 15K)

Sacra Virginitas (Sacred Virginity), Encyclical letter by Pope Pius XII,1954

Rite of Consecration of a Virgin for Women Living in the World, by the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (PDF, 28k)

Consecration of Virgins, by Father Bernard Hwang, S.T.D. (PDF, 34k) Consecration of Virgins, by Father Roland Behrendt, O.S.B. (PDF, 52k)

Consecration of Virgins (excerpts), by Father Paschal Botz, O.S.B. (PDF, 26K)

Consecration, Personal, by N. Lohkamp, New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967 (PDF, 4k)

Nuns, by A. Vermeersch, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911. (PDF, 32k)

Virginity, by A. Vermeersch, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912. (PDF, 12k)

Virginity, by P. T. Camelot, New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967 (PDF, 20k)

Christian Virgins and Ascetics, by Jordan Aumann, O.P., Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition, 1985 (PDF, 8k)

Consecrated Virgins for Today's Church, by Sr. Sharon Holland, I.H.M., Consecrated Life, 2002 (PDF, 32k)

May Christ Be Your Total and Exclusive Love, by Pope John Paul II, 1995 (PDF, 9k)

Consecrated Women Faithfully Serve Christ, by Pope John Paul II, 2003 (PDF, 9k)

Consecrated Virginity: A Notebook of Meditations, by Father Harold Fuchs, O.S.B. (PDF, 31k)

Virgins and Virgin/Martyr Saints of the Early Centuries, by Francisco de B. Vizmanos, 1949 (PDF, 14k)

Summary of Anne Laflaive: One Life for the Reawakening of a Forgotten Vocation, by Jacqueline Roux (Summarized and translated by Loretta Matulich, 2006) (PDF, 32k)

A suggested bibliography, by Loretta Matulich, 2003 (PDF, 8k)

A Patristic Lexicon (the Fathers of the Church)
107 St. Ignatius of Antioch (PDF)
2nd c. Acts of Paul and Thecla (PDF)
258 St. Cyprian of Carthage (PDF)
c. 300 St. Methodius of Olympus [coming soon!]
c. 325 Apostolic Constitutions (PDF)
373 St. Athanasius of Alexandria (PDF)
390 St. Gregory Nazianzen (PDF)
395 St. Gregory of Nyssa (PDF)
397 St. Ambrose (PDF)
407 St. John Chrysostom (PDF)
430 St. Augustine (PDF)