CI: School of Prayer
CI: School of the Holy Spirit

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CI: School of Evangelization

Coming Fall 2021

Padre Pio Prayer
May Jesus comfort you in all your afflictions. May He sustain you in dangers, watch over you always with His grace, and indicate the safe path that leads to eternal salvation. And may He render you always dearer to His Divine Heart and always more worthy of Paradise. Amen


Class Forum

St. Padre Pio Recommended Reading

Module I

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)
  5. Divino Afflante Spiritu


*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.


Recommended Reading List for Module 4:

Recommended Books

  1.   Time for God,by Jacques Philippe 
  2.  The Examen Prayer, 
  3.  The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection
  4.  The Fulfillment of All Desire, Ralph Martin 
  5.  Prayer Primer
  6.  The Lord's Prayer, Romano Guardini