Capuchin Writers and Preachers

Documents and Testimonies of the first century of the Capuchin reform

Introduction to the Capuchin spiritual, ascetical and mystical writings by Costanzo Cargnoni OFM Cap

Critical Introduction to early Capuchin preaching by Costanzo Cargnoni OFM Cap

The Capuchin writers:

Anonymous: Gospel Love Concerning the Rule of Saint Francis

Anonymous: Meditation on the Our Father

Anonymous: Points on Capuchin meditations and devotions

Alfonso Lobo: Themes from sermons preached in Rome (1571-1572)

Battista da Faenza: Devout Meditation on the Passion of Jesus

Benet of Canfield (an adaptation): The Rule of Perfection Books I & II

Bernardino d’Asti: Devout Prayers

Bernardino d’Asti: A Circular Letter of the General Minister 6th June 1548

Bernardino da Balvano: The Mirror of Prayer

Bernardino da Balvano: Doctrinal sermon on predestination (Messina 1562)

Bernardino da Montolomo: Meditation on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

“Evangelical Preaching” of Bernardino Ochino da Siena by Costanzo Cargnoni

Bernardino Ochino: 1. A sermon preached in Perugia to university students

Bernardino Ochino: 2. How to recognise a good Christian (First Sermon, Lucca, 1538)

Bernardino Ochino: 3. Love your neighbour as yourself (Second Sermon, Lucca, 1538)

Bernardino Ochino: 4. Concerning True Charity and the Method of Acquiring it (Third Sermon, Lucca, 1538)

Bernardino Ochino: 5. Contempt for the world (Fourth Sermon, Lucca, 1538)

Bernardino Ochino: 6. Confidence in God (Fifth Sermon, Lucca, 1538)

Bernardino Ochino: 7. On the confession of sins (First sermon Vinegia, 1539)

Bernardino Ochino: 8. On the Annunciation in Vinegia, 1539

Bernardino Ochino: 9. Expedience of Christ’s death. Sermon in Vinegia, 1539

Bernardino Ochino: 10. Contemplating Jesus on the Cross, Vinegia, 1539

Bernardino Ochino 11. Discernment of spirits, Holy Week, Vinegia, 1539

Bernardino Ochino: 12. Sermon preached in Vinegia on Holy Thursday 1539

Bernardino Ochino 13. Christ the pilgrim on the road to Emmaus, Vinegia, 1539

Bernardino Ochino: 14. Resist sin, strive to preserve God’s grace, Venice, 1539

Bernardino Ochino 15: The tears of Mary Magdalene, Vinegia, 1539

Bernardino Ochino: Lenten Sermon, Venice 1539

Bernardino Ochino: Seven Dialogues

Constantine Barbanson: The Secret Paths of Divine Love

Cornelio Castellucci da Urbino: Darts of Divine Love

Cristoforo da Verucchio: Exercises for a Soul

Francesco da Fognano: The Soul’s Deliberation and Prayers

Francis of Iesi – The Circle of Divine Love (1539)

Francesco Longo da Corigliano Calabro: The Spiritual Clock (1621)

Francesco Tittelmans di Hasselt: A Treatise on Holy Meditations

Giacinto da Casale: Good Friday Sermon

Giovanni da Fano: Commentary on the Rule of Saint Francis

Giovanni da Fano: The Art of Union

Giovanni da Fano: A Short Catechism

Giovanni da Fano: Concerning the Observance of the Vow of Poverty

Giovanni Maria da Tusa: First sermon of Lenten course

Giovanni Maria da Tusa: Portion of a Good Friday sermon

Girolamo Finucci da Pistoia: 3 sermons: God’s Majesty, Predestination, Confession

Giuseppe da Leonessa: On the birthday of the Virgin Mary

Gregory of Naples: The Admirable Teaching

Jerome of Molfetta: Rules for Mental Prayer

Lawrence of Brindisi: Concerning the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar

Lawrence of Brindisi: Three Sermons for the Feast of St Francis

Lawrence of Brindisi: On the Admirability of the Virgin Theotokos

Lawrence of Brindisi: Christ Temple of Divinity

Mario da Mercato Saraceno: sermon on First Sunday of Lent

Matteo d’Agnone: Good Friday Sermon

Matteo da Bascio: The “severa riprensione”

Mattia da Salò: The Practice of Mental Prayer

Mattia da Salò: Selected meditations from The Practice of Mental Prayer

Mattia da Salò: The Sufferings of Christ

Mattia da Salò: Spiritual Rosaries

Mattia da Salò: The Theatre of Paradise

Michelangelo da Venezia: A Bundle of Myrrh

Paolo da Terni: Interior Paradise (Selected Exercises)

Silvestro da Rossano: A Method of Prayer Combining Spirit and Mind​

Sermons for the Investiture and Profession of Novices

Tommaso da Olera: The Fire of Love

Tommaso da Olera: Thoughts on the Divine Love of God

Tommaso da Olera: Contemplating our Lord’s Head as he hung on the Cross

Capuchin Writers beyond the first century of the Reform

Gaetano Maria da Bergamo (1672-1753): Humility of Heart