Readings To Follow the Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger

Heortology: A History Of The Christian Festivals From Their Origin To The Present Day by Heinrich Kellner (Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1908).


Explanation of the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays, holydays and festivals throughout the ecclesiastical year, to which are added the lives of many saints by Leonard Goffiné (Pustet, 1880).

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays (Benziger, 1896).

Abridged Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year by Saint Alphonsus Liguori.

The Catholic Pulpit: Containing a Sermon for Every Sunday and Holiday in the Year and for Good Friday (Murphy, 1851).

Readings for the Sundays and Holy Days of the Church’s Year (Bosworth, 1881).

Original, Short and Practical Sermons for Every Feast of the Ecclesiastical Year : Three Sermons for Every Feast by Francis Weninger (Lowen, 1882) – Sanctorale & Temporale.

Analysis of the Gospels of the Sundays of the Year by Angelo Cagnolo (Benziger, 1892).

Sermons for Children’s Masses, According to the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Year by Raphael Frassinetti (Benziger, 1900).

Homilies Of Feasts And Sundays By Catholic Church Fathers by D. G. Hubert (Washbourne, 1901).

Sermons from the Latins by James J. Baxter (Benziger, 1902).

Short Discourses for all the Sundays in the Year According to the Mind & Method of the Catechism of the Council of Trent by John McQuirk (St. Paul’s Library, 1908).

Meditations for Every Day

The Way of Salvation: Meditations for Every Day of the Year by Saint Alphonsus Liguori (although not arranged according to the calendar, some are for specific days, some can be used at any time).

Considerations upon Christian Truths and Christian Duties Digested into Meditations for Every Day in the Year by Richard Challoner (Cummiskey, 1874) – Part I and Part II.

Twelve Months Sanctified by Prayer by Antoine Ricard – October, November (Washbourne, 1877).

Meditations for Every Day in the Year by Roger Baxter (Benziger, 1823, reprinted in 1884) (Focusing on the Life of Christ).

Manna for the Soul: Meditations for Every Day of the Year by Paulo Segneri (Benziger, 1892) – Volume I, January through June & Volume II, July through December.

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon (Benziger, 1894) – Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV, Volume V.

Meditations on the Life, the Teaching and the Passion of Jesus Christ for Every Day of the Ecclesiastical Year by Augustine Maria Ilg (Benziger, 1901) – Volume I & Volume II.

Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy Volume II by Pierre Chaignon (Benziger, 1907).


Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year by Orby Shipley (Burns & Oats, 1884).

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