Spiritual Reading

Priesthood

  • Directory for the Life and Ministry of Priests – Congregation of the Clergy – (New Edition 2013)
  • St. John XXIII’s Encyclical Letter on St. John Vianney
  • Gift and Mystery – St. John Paul II
  • Christ the Ideal of the Priest – Blessed Columba Marmion
  • Priests for the Third Millennium – Timothy Cardinal Dolan
  • The Priestly Office – Avery Cardinal Dulles
  • The Unchanging Heart of the Priest – Fr. Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.
  • Quickening the Fire in our Midst – Fr. George A Aschenbrenner, S.J.
  • Conformed to Christ Crucified – Fr. Joseph Carola, S.J.
  • Hidden Enemies of the Priesthood – Fr. Basil Cole, O.P.
  • A Priest Forever: Life of Fr. Eugene Hamilton – Fr. Benendict Groeschel, C.F.R.
  • The Courage to be Chaste – Fr. Benendict Groeschel, C.F.R
  • Radical Surrender – Fr. Michael Najim
  • The Joy of Priesthood – Msgr. Stephen Rossetti
  • Why Priests are Happy – Msgr. Stephen Rossetti
  • Reclaiming our Priestly Character – Fr. David Toups
  • The Cure` d’ Ars Today –Fr. George Rutler
  • The Charism of Priestly Celibacy: Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Reflections –Edited by John C. Cavadini
  • Men of Brave Heart – Archbishop Jose Gomez

Spirituality

  • Effective Faith: Faith that Makes a Difference (2009) – Bishop Thomas Tobin
  • Without a Doubt: Bringing Faith to Life (2001) – Bishop Thomas Tobin
  • The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross (1994) – St. John of the Cross
  • The Fire Within – (1989) -Thomas Dubay
  • Centering Prayer (1980) – M. Basil Pennington
  • Reaching Out (1975) – Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer (1964) – C.S. Lewis
  • New Seeds of Contemplation (1962) – Thomas Merton
  • The Seven Story Mountain  (1948) – Thomas Merton
  • The Cost of Discipleship (1937) – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • St. Francis of Assisi (1924) – G. K. Chesterton
  • The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1918) – Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Mystical Element of Religion (1908) – Friedrich von Hugel
  • The Story of the Soul (1899) – St. Therese of Lisieux
  • Pensees (1670) – Blaise Pascal
  • Introduction to the Devout Life (1609) – St. Francis de Sales
  • The Way of Perfection (1567) – St. Theresa of Avila
  • The Interior Castle (1588) – St. Theresa of Avila
  • Ascent of Mount Carmel (1587) – St. John of the Cross
  • Dark Night of Soul (1587) – St. John of the Cross
  • The Spiritual Exercises (1548) –  St. Ignatius Loyola
  • A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (1534-1535) –  St. Thomas More
  • Enchiridion Militis Christiani (1503) – Desiderius  Erasmus
  • The Imitation of Christ (c.1418) – St Thomas `a Kempis
  • The Cloud of the Unknowing (late 14th century) – Unknown
  • Revelations of Divine Love (c. 1393) – Julian of Norwich
  • The Dialogue of St Catherine (c. 1370) – St. Catherine of Siena
  • The Little Flowers of St. Francis (c. 1330) – Unknown
  • The Sermon and the Treatises (c. 1300-1327) – Johannes Eckhart
  • The Mind’s Road to God (c 1259) – St. Bonaventure
  • On Spiritual Friendship (c.1134) – Aelred of Rievaulx
  • The Mirror of Charity (c.1143) – Aelred of Rievaulx
  • On Loving God (c.1126-1141) – Bernard Clairvaux
  • The Prayers and Meditations (c. 1099) – St. Anslem of Canterbury
  • Pastoral Care (c. 590)- St. Gregory the Great
  • The Rule of St. Benedict (c.520) – St. Benedict
  • The Conferences of John Cassian ( c.420) – John Cassian
  • The Confessions (c. 400) – St. Augustine
  •  The Life of St. Anthony – (c. 357) – St. Athanasius

 

Literature

  • Diary of a Country Priest – G. Bernanos
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather
  • Father Brown Stories – G. K. Chesterton
  • The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-.Exupery
  • Collected Works – Flannery O’Conner
  • Divine Comedy Trilogy: Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise – Dante Alighieri
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R Tolkien
  • Crime and Punishment  and  Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Power and the Glory , Heart of the Matter and End of the Affair – Graham Greene
  • Scarlet Letter, Marble Fun, and House of Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Old Man of the Sea and For Whom the Bells Toll – Ernest Hemingway
  • Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  • Edge of Sadness – Edwin O’Connor
  • Day in the Life of I. Demoshevit  and Inner Circle –  Aleksandr Solzhentsyn
  • Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  • Kristin Lavransdatter – Sigrid Undset
  • Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh