The following includes some of the materials consulted in the writing of the Devotional.

Bible Commentaries 

Single Volume Commentaries

Brown, Raymond E. et al. The New Jerome Bible Commentary. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1999.

Cavins, Jeff, et al. The Great Adventure Catholic Bible. West Chester: Ascension Press, 2018.

Faculty of the University of Navarre. The Navarre Bible – New Testament. New York: Scepter, 1999.

Hahn, Scott and Curtis Mitch, The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible – New Testament. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010.

Kistemaker, Simon J. The Parables. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1980.

Socias, James. The Didache Bible. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2014.

Wansbrough, Henry. The New Jerusalem Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1990.

Catena Aurea – St. Thomas Aquinas Commentary on the Gospels

Aquinas, St. Thomas. Catena Aurea – Volume I – St. Matthew. London: Baronius Press, 2009.

Aquinas, St. Thomas. Catena Aurea – Volume III – St. Luke. London: Baronius Press, 2009.

Aquinas, St. Thomas. Catena Aurea – Volume II – St. Mark. London: Baronius Press, 2009.

Aquinas, St. Thomas. Catena Aurea – Volume IV – St. Luke. London: Baronius Press, 2009.

Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

Mitch, Curtis and Edward Sri. The Gospel of Matthew. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.

Healy, Mary. The Gospel of Mark. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.

Gadenz, Pablo T. The Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018.

Martin, Francis and William M. Wright IV. The Gospel of John. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.

Fire of Mercy Series

Leiva-Merkakis, Erasmo. Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word – Volume 1. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996.

Leiva-Merkakis, Erasmo. Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word – Volume 2. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003.

Leiva-Merkakis, Erasmo. Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word – Volume 3. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2012.

Leiva-Merkakis, Erasmo. Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word – Volume 4. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2021.

In Conversation with God Series

Fernadez, Francis. In Conversation with God Series. London: Scepter, 2007.

The IVP New Testament Commentary Series

Keener, Craig S.  Matthew: The IVP New Testament Commentary Series. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 1997.

Kernaghan, Ronald L.  Mark: The IVP New Testament Commentary Series. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2007.

Bock, Darrell L.  Luke: The IVP New Testament Commentary Series. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 1994.

Whitacre, Rodney A.  John: The IVP New Testament Commentary Series. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 1999.

Sacra Pagina Series

Harrington, Daniel J. S.J. Sacra Pagina Series – The Gospel of Matthew. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1991.

Moloney, Francis J. S.D.B. Sacra Pagina Series – The Gospel of John. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1998.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. Sacra Pagina Series – The Gospel of Luke. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1991.

Donahue, John R. and Daniel J. Harrington S.J. Sacra Pagina Series – The Gospel of Mark. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2002.

Jesus Christ

Barclay, William. Jesus as They Saw Him. New York: Harper and Row, 1962.

Barclay, William. The Mind of Jesus. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1976.

Barclay, William. The Parables of Jesus. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999.

Barbet, Pierre. A Doctor at Calvary. Fort Collins: Roman Catholic Books, 1953.

Benedict XVI.  Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration. New York: Doubleday, 2007.

Benedict XVI.  Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives. New York: Image, 2012.

Benedict XVI.  Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2011.

Biffi, Giacomo. The Man Christ Jesus. Manchester: Sophia Institute Press, 2008.

Daniel-Rops, Henri. Daily Life in the Time of Jesus. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1962.

Fernandez, A. The Life of Christ. Westminster: The Newman Press, 1958.

Fernandez-Carvajal, Francisco. Life of Jesus. Downers Grove: Midwest Theological Forum, 2019.

Gaurdini, Romano. The Lord. Washington: Regency Publishing, 1996.

Gray, Tim. Mission of the Messiah. Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 1998.

Lagrange, Pere M-J. The Gospel of Jesus Christ – Volumes I, II. Westminster: 1938.

Pitre, Brant. The Case for Jesus. New York: Image, 2016.

Ricciotti, Giuseppe. The Life of Christ. Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1947.

Sertillanges, A. G. What Jesus Saw from the Cross. Manchester: Sophia Institute Press, 1996.

Sheed, Frank. To Know Christ Jesus. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1992.

Sheen, Fulton J. Life of Christ. New York: Image, 1958.

Sri, Edward. Dawn of the Messiah. Cincinnati: Servant Books, 2005.

Sri, Edward. No Greater Love. West Chester: Ascension Press, 2019.

Wright, N. T. Jesus and the Victory of God. Minneapolis: Fortis Press, 1996.

Other References

Aquinas, St. Thomas. Summa Theologica – Volumes I-V. New York: Cosimo Classics, 2007.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd ed. Washington: United States Catholic Conference, 1997.

Catholic University of America. The New Catholic Encyclopedia. Washington: Thomson Gale, 2003.

Edersheim, Alfred. Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Days of Christ. Carol Stream: Tyndale House Publishers, 1995.

Edersheim, Alfred. The Temple. Carol Stream: Tyndale House Publishers, 1995.

Evans, Craig A. and Stanley F. Porter. The IVP Dictionary of New Testament Background. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2000.

Glenn, Paul J. A Tour of the Summa. Rockford: Tan Books, 1978.

Green, Joel B. and Scot McKnight. The IVP Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 1992.

Hahn, Scott. The Catholic Bible Dictionary. New York: Doubleday, 2009.

McHugh, John A. and Charles J. Callan. Moral Theology – Volume I and 2. New York: Joseph Fr. Wagner, 1929.

Ott, Ludwig. Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma. London: Baronius Press, 2018.

Sacrai, S. and M. Stern. The Jewish People in the First Century Volume I.  Amsterdam: Van Gorcum and Company, 1974.

Socias, James. Daily Roman Missal. Woodbridge: Midwest Theological Forum, 2011. 

Stravinskas, Peter M.J. The Catholic Dictionary. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2002.

Strong, James. The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2010.

Thayer, Joseph H. Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2017.

Thomas, Robert L. and Gundry, Stanley N.  The NIV Harmony of the Gospels. New York: HarperOne, 1988.

Selective References of Prayers

Callan, Charles J. and McHugh, John A. Blessed be God. Booneville: Preserving Christian Publications, 2020.

Christopher, Joseph P. Et al. The Raccolta. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1957.

Lasance, F. L. The Blessed Sacrament Prayer Book. Fitzwilliam: Loreto Publications, 2017.

Lasance, F. L. My Prayer Book. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1908.

Nelson, Thomas A. Catholic Prayers. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2013.

Nicholas, Bishop of Melipotamus. The Golden Manual. London: Burns and Lambert, 1850.

O’Reilly, Bernard. The Golden Treasury of Prayer. New York: Peter F. Collier, 1878.

Socias, James. Handbook of Prayers. Downers Grove: Midwest Theological Forum, 2019.

Third Plenary Council of Baltimore. Manual of Prayers. Baltimore: John Murphy and Co, 1889.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Manual of Indulgences. Washington: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2019.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers. New York: Image, 2007.