Catholic Reading Challenge

Diocese of Thunder Bay Crest
Rome Sweet Home

Good Friday afternoon, friends!

Today is the feast day of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a Carmelite nun, born Edith Stein.

I’m sending you a write-up from Hannah Hay. She set out to write a book review on one of the books available here at the Pastoral Centre, and it turned into a testimony of her own personal journey to becoming a member of the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order! An inspiring story … a must-read!

2019 Reading Challenge August 2019

A Book by a Catholic Novelist:

  • The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waug
  • Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
  • Silence by Shusaku Endo
  • Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
  • Diary of a Country Priest by George Bernanos
  • Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  • Gunnar’s Daughter by Sigrid Undset
  • Kristen Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

A Book or Encyclical by a Pope:

  • Laudato Si by Pope Francis
  • Veratatis Splendor by Pope St. John Paul II
  • Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI

A Book by Scott Hahn:

  • Angels and Saints
  • The Lamb’s Supper
  • Rome Sweet Home

A Book by a Catholic Woman:

  • The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander
  • Essential Writings by Edith Stein
  • The Privilege of Being a Woman by Alice von Hildebrand
  • Revelations of Divine Love by Lady Julian of Norwich