On Saturday, July 22, CONFESSIONS are at 2:30 p.m. and the VIGIL MASS begins at 4:00 due to the GERMANFEST festivities.

Faith Library

Catholic Resources

 



Church Documents

 

The Vatican

USCCB

Diocese of Joliet

Papal Encyclicals Online

Church Councils

Canon Law,  Canon Law -- U.S. Complimentary Norms (USCCB)

General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM)


Reference

 

New American Bible (NAB)

Revised Standard Version Bible (RSV)

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma 

Catholic Enyclopedia


Classics

 

Confessions -- Saint Augustine

The Autobiography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Imitation of Christ -- Thomas à Kempis

Ten Reasons -- Saint Edmund Campion

The Divine Comedy -- Dante Alighieri

Orthodoxy -- G.K. Chesterton

The Everlasting Man -- G.K. Chesterton


Church Fathers

 

The Didache (c. 65-80 A.D.)

First Epistle of Pope Clement to the Corinthians (c. 96 A.D.)

Epistles of Saint Ignatius of Antioch (c. 110 A.D.)

First Apology of Saint Justin Martyr (c. 150 A.D.)

On the Incarnation -- Saint Athanasius (c. 370 A.D.)

Church History -- Eusebius (c. 340 A.D.)


Theology

 

Summa Theologica -- Saint Thomas Aquinas

The City of God, Part 1    The City of God, Part 2   -- Saint Augustine 

Proslogium -- Saint Anselm

Theology of the Body -- Saint John Paul II 

The History of Heresies and Their Refutation -- Saint Alphonsus de Liguori


Spirituality & Devotions

 

Ascent of Mount Carmel -- Saint John of the Cross

The Interior Castle -- Saint Teresa of Avila

Dialogues -- Saint Catherine of Siena

Introduction to the Devout Life -- Saint Francis de Sales

The Spiritual Exercises -- Saint Ignatius Loyola

Abandonment to Divine Providence -- Rev. J.P De Caussade, SJ

Devotion to the Sacred Heart -- Rev. Jean Croiset 

True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin -- Saint Louis de Montfort