Posted by: frroberts | October 3, 2015

Recommended Literature

Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress.

Burnett, The Secret Garden.

Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales.

Dante, Inferno[Esolen Translation]

Dante, Purgatory[Esolen Translation]

Dante, Paradise.  [Esolen Translation]

Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral.

Lewis, The Chronicles of Narina.

Greene, The End of the Affair.

Greene, The Power and the Glory.

Guareschi, The Complete Little World of Don Camillo.

Hemon, Maria Chapdelaine.

Manzoni, The Betrothed.

Marshall, Sword and Serpent.  Historical novel by Episcopalian priest convert to Roman Catholicism about Saint George set in the late third century.

Marshall, The Tenth Region of the Night.

Milton, Paradise Lost.

O’Connor, A Prayer Journal.

O’Connor, Collected Works.

Percy, Love in the Ruins.

Percy, The Moviegoer.

Percy, The Thanatos Syndrome.

Shakespeare, The Complete Works.

Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings.

Waugh, Brideshead Revisited.

One of the most well-written novels of the twentieth century in the English language.  The author, a devout Catholic, described it as a meditation on the irresistibility Divine grace.

Waugh, Helena.

Waugh, Sword of Honor.

Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter.

A great period novel set in 14th century Norway that explores a woman’s love affair with a knight and her life of faith.  My spiritual director and a professor in seminary said that this trilogy helped them understand how a woman’s mind works.  Having read them, I agree with their judgment.

Undset, Catherine of Siena.

 


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