Resources

Hi All! Thanks for coming to the resources page. Below, I will slowly be adding links to some of my favorite Youtube Videos, and I’ll be throwing up a recommended reading list. It’s still under construction, so thanks for bearing with me.

Reading List:

Classics

  • The Confessions, St. Augustine
    • I have had so much trouble reading this, but read it with this in mind-this is a prayer to God. When it is difficult to understand, place your ear on Augustine’s heart-it will probably make it easier to understand.
  • The Rule of St. Benedict, St. Benedict
    • Interesting as a history lesson, but it’s also a very instructive illustration of how monks and brothers are to live, and how this way of life is supposed to lead us to sanctity.

Quick Reads

  • Searching for and Maintaining Peace, Fr. Jacques Philippe
    • I pretty much recommend everything by Fr. Jacques. This little book is simple, short, and profound. Particularly poignant in a time where we are all too busy and too worried.

Websites:

  • The Institute of Catholic Culture: https://instituteofcatholicculture.org/
    • This organization posts many Catholic talks, lectures, and resources. Seriously great stuff. Check them out!
  • Discerning Hearts: https://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/
    • This site hosts many podcasts and other resources. It’s useful not only to those discerning, but generally looking to learn more about the spiritual life.
  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library: http://www.ccel.org/
    • This website has a huge repository of the Chrisitian Classics available for download and viewing. Great stuff from the early church. Also includes protestant classics as well.
  • The Works of St. Josemaria Escriva: http://www.escrivaworks.org/
    • Holy cow, this website is awesome. I just stumbled upon this, but it has searchable, savable works of St. Josemaria Escriva. It has the classics: The Way, Furrow, The Forge, Friends of God, Christ is Passing By, and others. Awesome stuff.

YouTube Channels:

  • Ascension Presents: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVdGX3N-WIJ5nUvklBTNhAw
    • The team at Ascension Presents creates high quality video reflections from a variety of speakers. Among the most popular are the short, pithy talks of Fr. Mike Schmitz.
  • Sensus Fidelium: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3x3gDTqUYy_bFZWS-U_mZQ
    • A bit more hardcore than most Catholic resources, I’ve found it to be a great spur to virtue. This channel posts talks from priests in the FSSP order (Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter). They emphasize classic saints, beautiful liturgies, and just plain orthodoxy and orthopraxis.
  • Fr. John Hollowell: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7StksUOFwfU9BuhBp34_vQ
    • Fr. Hollowell is a parish priest, and he posts both teaching lectures as well as homilies. His information is always relevant, thought-provoking, and at once challenging and inspiring.