Other Study/Resources

Most Highly Recommended:

-First, the Catechism and a book on the basics of prayer

-other important bases to cover: basics of the Mass, basic philosophy

-familiarize yourself with spiritual classics and find the particular attraction of grace to the spirituality of your liking

-The best philosophy is Thomism, as formally endorsed by the Church. It is critical to understand basic metaphysics on order to reason through higher realities–such as speculative theology. Feser’s book Introduction to Aquinas does this excellently.

-highly recommended authors/speakers today: Father Chad Ripperger, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, Dr. Taylor Marshall

 

Getting started with philosophy (which is the bedrock of theology):

-Introduction to Aquinas by Edward Feser

-Realism by Father Garigou LaGrange

 

Theology:

-Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed

-Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed

-Providence by Father Garigou LaGrange

 

Spirituality:

-Introduction to the Devout Life by Saint Francis de Sales

-Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis

-The Secret of Mary by Saint Louis de Montfort

-Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila

-Autobiography of Saint Therese of Liseux

-Life of Saint Gerard Majella

-Confessions by Saint Augustine

 

General formation:

-The Breviary Explained by Pius Parsch

 

Websites, podcasts, youtube, and other:

-Sensus Fidelium

-Taylor Marshall

-Edward Feser

-OnePeterFive

-Church Militant Daily News Headlines

-First Things

-Patrick Coffin Show

 

Spiritual Theology:

-3 Ages of the Interior Life by Father Garigou LaGrange (Volumes 1 and 2)

-I Want to See God: a Practical Synthesis of Carmelite Spirituality by père Marie-Eugène

 

Moral Theology:

-Saint Thomas Aquinas

-Saint Alphonsus Ligouri

 

Audios:

-Venerable Fulton J. Sheen (YouTube)

-Sensus Fidelium channel (YouTube)

 

Psychology:

-Introduction to the Science of Mental Health by Father Chad Ripperger

 

Evangelization:

-The Soul of the Apostolate by Dom Chautard

-The Old Evangelization by Eric Sammons

 

The Mass:

-Nothing Superfluous by Father James Jackson

-this talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YfzhogC8xs

-Critique of the Novus Ordo Missae

 

Novels:

-Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson

-books by Michael O’Brien

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