A Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan

by Father John McCloskey

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church – Catholicism Explained/Theology
  • Adams – The Spirit of Catholicism – Catholicism Explained/Theology
  • Augustine – City of God – Spiritual Classics
  • Augustine – Confessions of St. Augustine – Spiritual Classics
  • Aumann – Spiritual Theology – Spiritual Reading
  • Baur – Frequent Confession – Spiritual Reading
  • Baur – In Silence with God – Spiritual Reading
  • Belloc – The Great Heresies – History and Culture
  • Belloc – How The Reformation Happened – History and Culture
  • Belloc – Survivals and New Arrivals – History and Culture
  • Benedict XVI – Opera Omnia – Misc
  • Benedict XVI – Day by Day with the Pope – Misc
  • Bennet – The Temperament God Gave You – Misc
  • Bennet – The Emotions God Gave You – Misc
  • Benson – Lord of the World – Literary Classics
  • Bernanos – The Diary of a Country Priest – Literary Classics
  • Bouyer – Spirit and Forms of Protestantism – Catholicism Explained/Theology
  • Boylan – Difficulties in Mental Prayer – Spiritual Reading
  • Boylan – Tremendous Lover – Spiritual Reading
  • Burke – Covenanted Happiness – Spiritual Reading
  • Carroll – History of Christendom (All Volumes) – History and Culture
  • St. Catherine – Little Talks with God (modernized version of "The Dialogues") – Spiritual Classics
  • Cervantes – Don Quixote – Literary Classics
  • Chautard – Soul of Apostolate – Spiritual Reading
  • Chesterton – Everlasting Man – Spiritual Classics
  • Chesterton – Orthodoxy – Spiritual Classics
  • Chesterton – St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Chesterton – St. Francis of Assisi – Holy Men and Women
  • Chevrot – Simon Peter
  • Cizek – He Leadeth Me – Spiritual Reading
  • Crocker – Triumph – History and Culture
  • Caussaude – Abandonment to Divine Providence – Spiritual Reading
  • Dante – Divine Comedy – Literary Classics
  • Dawson – Christianity and European Culture – History and Culture
  • Day – Long Loneliness – Holy Men and Women
  • de la Palma – The Sacred Passion – Spiritual Reading
  • de Sales – Introduction to Devout Life – Spiritual Reading
  • de Sales – Treatise on the Love of God – Spiritual Reading
  • d'Elbee – I Believe in Love – Spiritual Reading
  • Eliot – Christianity and Culture – Literary Classics
  • Endo – Silence – Literary Classics
  • Enzler – My Other Self – Misc
  • Escriva – Christ is Passing By – Spiritual Reading
  • Escriva – Way, Furrow, Forge – Spiritual Reading
  • Escriva – Way of the Cross – Spiritual Reading
  • Faber – All for Jesus – Spiritual Reading
  • Garrigou-Lagrange – Three Ages of Interior Life, I – Spiritual Reading
  • Garrigou-Lagrange – Three Ages of Interior Life, II – Spiritual Reading
  • Granada – Sinner's Guide – Spiritual Reading
  • Guardini – The Lord
  • Guardini – End of the Modern World – History and Culture
  • Hahn – Rome Sweet Home – Catholicism Explained/Theology
  • Hannam – God's Philosophers – History
  • Hildebrand – Transformation
  • Hildebrand – The Privilege of Being a Woman
  • Holzner – Paul of Tarsus – Spiritual Reading
  • Hopkins – Hopkins: Poetry and Prose – Literary Classics
  • John XXIII – Journal of a Soul – Holy Men and Women
  • John of the Cross – Dark Night of the Soul – Spiritual Classics
  • John Paul II – Opera Omnia – Misc
  • Kelly – Rediscovering Catholicism – Spiritual Reading
  • Kempis – The Imitation of Christ – Spiritual Reading
  • Knox – Enthusiasm – History and Culture
  • Kreeft – Christianity for Modern Pagans – Catholicism Explained/Theology
  • Leclercq – Love of Learning and the Desire for God – History and Culture
  • Lewis – Problem with Pain – Spiritual Classics
  • Lewis – Mere Christianity – Spiritual Classics
  • Lewis – Screwtape Letters – Spiritual Classics
  • Liguori – 12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation – Spiritual Reading
  • Liguori – The Practice of the Love of God – Spiritual Reading
  • Liguori – Uniformity with God's Will – Spiritual Reading
  • Martinez – True Devotion to the Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading
  • Montfort – True Devotion – Spiritual Reading
  • Lovasik – The Hidden Power of Kindness – Spiritual Reading
  • Manzoni – Betrothed – Spiritual Reading
  • Masson – Companion Guide to Rome – Misc
  • Merton – Seven Storey Mountain – Holy Men and Women
  • Monti – King's Good Servant but God's First
  • More – Sadness of Christ – Spiritual Reading
  • Muggeridge – Something Beautiful for God – Holy Men and Women
  • Neuhaus – Catholic Matters – Misc.
  • Newman – Apologia Pro Vita Sua – Holy Men and Women
  • Newman – Essay on Development of Christian Doctrine – Catholicism Explained/Theology
  • Newman – Idea of a University – Literary Classics
  • Newman – The Rule of Our Warfare
  • O'Connor – Flannery O'Connor: Complete Stories – Literary Classics
  • Ott – Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma – Catholicism Explained/Theology
  • Oursler – The Greatest Story Ever Told – Spiritual Classics
  • Percy – Lost in Cosmos – Literary Classics
  • Percy – Love in the Ruins – Literary Classic
  • Perquin – Abba Father – Spiritual Reading
  • Pieper – The Four Cardinal Virtues – Catholicism Explained/Theology
  • Phillipe – Opera Omnia
  • Plus –  Winning Souls for Christ – Spiritual Reading
  • Rice – 50 Questions on the Natural Law – Misc.
  • Rohrbach – Conversation with Christ – Spiritual Reading
  • Scupoli – Spiritual Combat – Spiritual Reading
  • Sertillanges – Intellectual Life – Misc
  • Sheed – Theology for Beginners – Spiritual Reading
  • Sheed – To Know Christ Jesus – Spiritual Reading
  • Sheen – Life of Christ – Spiritual Reading
  • Sheen – Three to Get Married – Spiritual Reading
  • Sienkiewicz – Quo Vadis – Literary Classics
  • Stein – Woman – Misc
  • Suarez – Mary of Nazareth – Holy Men and Women
  • Tanqueray – Spiritual Life – Spiritual Reading
  • Mother Teresa – Meditations from a Simple Path – Spiritual Classics
  • St. Teresa of Avila – Interior Castle – Spiritual Classics
  • Teresa of Avila-Way of Perfection – Spiritual Classics
  • St. Therese of Lisieux – Story of a Soul – Spiritual Classics
  • St. Thomas Aquinas – My Way of Life – Spiritual Classics
  • Tolkien – Lord of Rings – Literary Classics
  • Trochu – Cure of Ars – Holy Men and Women
  • Kristen Lavransdatter 1 – Literary Classics
  • Kristen Lavransdatter 2 – Literary Classics
  • Kristen Lavransdatter 3 – Literary Classics
  • Vann – The Divine Pity
  • Walsh – Our Lady of Fatima – History and Culture
  • Waugh – Brideshead Revisited – Literary Classics
  • Wegemer – Thomas More – Holy Men and Women
  • Weigel – Witness to Hope – Holy Men and Women