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St. Teresa of Calcutta Recommended Reading

Module 4

Recommended Books On Christian Spiritual Life & Prayer

From Deacon Dan Gannon


  1. *Abandonment to Divine Providence (version including letters) – Caussade
  2. *I Want To See God / I Am a Daughter of the Church (2 vol) – P. Marie-Eugene, O.C.D.
  3. Collected Works of St. John of the Cross
  4. Collected Works of St. Teresa of Jesus
  5. *Divine Intimacy – Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene
  6. Spiritual Theology - Rev. Jordan Aumann
  7. Story of a Soul – St. Therese of Lisieux
  8. *The Fruits of Contemplation (Volume I); Pathways of Love (Volume II) - Osende
  9. Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Therese – Jamart
  10. The Three Ages of the Interior Life – Rev. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
  11. Christian Perfection and Contemplation – Garrigou-Lagrange
  12. Difficulties in Mental Prayer – Rev. Eugene Boylan
  13. Fire Within – Rev. Thomas Dubay
  14. Introduction to the Devout Life – St. Francis de Sales
  15. Life of Christ – Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (any of his books)
  16. St. Jane de Chantal On Prayer
  17. St. Ignatius of Loyola – Spiritual Exercises
  18. Any books by Rev. Dom Hubert van Zeller
  19. *Union With God – Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdelene
  20. The Science of the Cross – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
  21. The Sources of Christian Ethics – Rev. Servais Pinckaers
  22. Interior Freedom; The Way of Trust and Love – Jacques Philippe
  23. *The Way of Prayer - Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene
  24. *Into your Hands, Father - Fr. Stinesson, O.C.D.


Module 1

Recommended Books

  1. Making Senses Out of Scripture, Mark Shea
  2. The Bible Compass, Dr. Edward Sri
  3. The Shape of Catholic Theology, Aidan Nichols 
  4. Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church, Dr.   Scott Hahn 
  5. Jesus of Nazareth, Benedict XVI / Joseph Ratzinger (multi-volumes) 
  6. Jesus Christ the Holy One of God, Raniero Cantalamessa
  7. ‘In the Beginning…’:  A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall, Benedict XVI / Joseph Ratzinger
  8. Theology and Sanity, Frank Sheed
  9. Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
  10. The Splendor of the Church, by Henri de Lubac


Church Documents:

  1. Dei Verbum (Posted on Vatican Website)
  2. Gaudium et spes, nn.12-22
  3. Reconciliatio et Paenitentia
  4. Lumen Gentium, Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (posted on Vatican website)


*To purchase books, please visit St. George's Catholic Books & Gifts. There is a link to a Catechetical Institute Recommended Reading page on their site and a portioin of books purchased at St. George's goes into the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute Scholarship Fund.


Module 2

Recommended Books

  1.  The Essential Catholic Handbook of the Sacraments
  2. Sacraments in Scripture, Dr. Tim Gray
  3. The Spirit of the Liturgy, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
  4. The Wellspring Of Worship, Jean Corbon
  5.  The Eucharist. Our Sanctification, Raniero Cantalamessa
  6. A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist, Dom Anscar Vonier.
  7. The Sacramental Mystery, Paul Haffner (
  8. Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
  9. Theology of the Priesthood, Jean Galot
  10.  On Marriage and Family, Saint John Chrysostom


Module 3:

 Recommended Books

  1. Life of Christ, Archbishop Fulton Sheen
  2. Forming Intentional Disciples, Sherry Weddell
  3. Living the Good Life:  What Every Catholic Needs to Know About Moral Issues, Mark Lowery.  
  4. Citizens of the Heavenly City: A Catechism of Catholic Social Teaching, Dr. Arthur Hippler
  5. Handbook on Critical Life Issues, 3rd ed, John Leies, 
  6. Sources of Christian Ethics, Servais Pinckaers
  7. Back to Virtue.  Peter Kreeft.  
  8. The Four Cardinal Virtues, Josef Peiper
  9. The Many Faces of Virtue, Donald Demarco
  10. Imposing Our Beliefs' on Others. Making Sense Out of Bioethics, Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk 

Church Documents:

  1. Veritatis Splendor, JPII, 1993.
  2. Evangelium Vitae, JPII, 1995.