Catholic Classics Reading List

imageCatholic Theology and Dogma
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Spirit of Catholicism by Karl Adams
The Lord by Romano Guardini
Parochial and Plain Sermons by Cardinal Newman
Theology and Sanity by Francis J. Sheed
Theology for Beginners by Francis J. Sheed

Catholic and Christian Apologetics
Spirit and Forms of Protestantism by Louis Bouyer
Essay on Development of Christian Doctrine by Cardinal Newman
Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
Heretics by G. K. Chesterton
Introduction to Christianity by Joseph Ratzinger
The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
Enthusiasm by Ronald Arbuthnott Knox
Apologia Pro Vita Sua by John Henry Newman

Philosophy and Intellectual History
The Intellectual Life by A. G. Sertillanges
City of God by St. Augustine
The Four Cardinal Virtues by Josef Pieper
The Silence of St. Thomas by Josef Pieper
Philosophy: An Introduction by J. M Bochenski
The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton

History and Culture
Love of Learning and the Desire for God by Jean Leclercq
Christianity and European Culture by Christopher Dawson

Literary Classics
The Diary of a Country Priest by George Bernanos
Hopkins: Poetry and Prose by George Manley Hopkins
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
St. Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton
The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc
Christianity and Culture by T. S. Eliot
The Idea of a University by John Newman
St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox by G. K. Chesterton
The Habit of Being, Letters of Flannery O’Conner, by Flannery O’Conner
Flannery O’Connor: Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Spirituality and Devotions
Confessions of St. Augustine by St. Augustine
Prayers and Meditations by St Anselm
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
On Loving God by St Bernard of Clairvaux
Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila
The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila
Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux
The Golden Epistle by William of St Thierry
Showings by Julian of Norwich
Frequent Confession by Benedict Baur
In Silence with God by Benedict Baur
Difficulties in Mental Prayer by Eugene Boylan
This Tremendous Lover by Eugene Boylan
Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre De Caussade
Introduction to Devout Life by Francis deSales
Sinner’s Guide by Venerable Louis of Grenada
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis
True Devotions by Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort
Conversation with Christ by Peter T. Rohrbach
Rule of St Benedict by Benedict of Nursia

 

 

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