Ongoing Faith Development

A Catholic reading list for those interested in nurturing their faith through ongoing study.

Essential Reading:

New Testament + Old Testament
(Recommended versions: Douay-Rheims, Revised Standard Catholic Edition, or New American Bible)

Catechism of the Catholic Church - (amazon hardcopy)

The Documents of Vatican II

Series A:

Flavius Josephus: Antiquities of the Jews + War of the Jews - (amazon hardcopy)

Eusebius Pamphilius: Ecclesiastical History + Life of Constantine - (amazon hardcopy)

Epistles of St. Clement of Rome + St. Ignatius of Antioch - (amazon hardcopy)

Butler's Lives of the Saints

Encyclicals of John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger: The Spirit of the Liturgy 

Pope Benedict XVI: Jesus of Nazareth, v.1, v.2v.3 

Series B:

Code of Canon Law - (hardcopy)

Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils  - (amazon hardcopy)

Rev. Fernand Mourret & Rev. Newton Thompson: A History of the Catholic Church, v. 1-8

St. Bede: Ecclesiastical History of the English People - (amazon hardcopy)

St. Ignatius of Loyola: Personal Writings

John Henry Newman: An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine - (amazon hardcopy)

John Henry Newman: Apologia pro Vita Sua - (amazon hardcopy)

Series C:

St. Anselm of Canterbury: Monologion + Proslogion - (amazon hardcopy)

St. Bonaventure: Journey of the Mind Into God + Breviloquium - (abebooks hardcopies: JMG, Brev)

St. Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica - (amazon hardcopy)

Einhard + the Monk of St. Gall: The Life of Charlemagne - (amazon hardcopy)

Fulcher of Chartres: A History of the Expedition to Jerusalem, 1095-1127

Robert of Clari: The Conquest of Constantinople

H. Denzinger, P. Hunermann, R. Fastiggi: Enchiridion Symbolorum

For a more comprehensive list, see: Libri Aurei

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