Recommended Catholic Reading

  • God and You: Prayer As a Personal Relationship, William A. Barry, S.J.
  • The Gift of Peace, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
  • Letters from the Desert, Carlo Carretto
  • The Duty of Delight, Dorothy Day
  • The Long Loneliness, Dorothy Day
  • Contemplatives in Action, William A. Barry, S.J., and Robert G. Doherty, S.J.
  • Anthony DeMello: Writings, edited by William Dych, S.J
  • Thérèse of Lisieux, Monica Furlong
  • Joan of Arc, Mary Gordon
  • Signatures of Grace: Catholic Writers on the Sacraments, Thomas Grady
  • The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene
  • Opening to God: A Guide to Prayer, Thomas H. Green, S.J.
  • Simple Ways to Pray, Emilie Griffin
  • Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, Tony Hendra
  • God Moments: Why Faith Really Matters, Jeremy Langford
  • Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire, Joseph Langford
  • Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis
  • Becoming Who You Are, James Martin, S.J.
  • How Can I Find God?: The Famous and Not-So-Famous Consider the Quintessential Question, James Martin, S.J., ed.
  • My Life with the Saints, James Martin, SJ (first half of the book)
  • My Life with the Saints, James Martin, SJ (second half)
  • The Seven Storey Mountain (Part I), Thomas Merton
  • The Seven Storey Mountain (Part II), Thomas Merton
  • The Sign of Jonas, Thomas Merton
  • Come Be My Light, Mother Teresa
  • The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris
  • Return of the Prodigal Son, Henry Nouwen
  • The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery, Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • The Selfless Way of Christ, Henri Nouwen
  • Finding Grace at the Center: The Beginning of Centering Prayer, M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O., Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O., Thomas E. Clarke, S.J.
  • Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, Helen Prejean
  • The Holy Longing, Ronald Rolheiser
  • Armchair Mystic: Easing Into Contemplative Prayer, Mark Thibodeaux, S.J.
  • Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
  • The Song of Bernadette, Franz Werfel