The following books I believe to be helpful in developing a truly Catholic understanding of the spiritual life. This is a work in progress: I hope to better categorize, expand, and annotate this bibliography. For now, the list is in no particular order.
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The Bible Especially: Psalms, the Gospels, the Epistles, the Apocalypse
(All Church documents are available, free, at www.vatican.va)
The Four Cardinal Virtues
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.
The Three Ages of the Interior Life (2 Volume Set)
The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life
The Mother of The Saviour
St. Therese of Lisieux, O.C.D.
Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, Third Edition
Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity, O.C.D.
Complete Works: Letters from Carmel (Vol. 2)
Thomas à Kempis
Imitation of Christ
Pierre-Thomas Dehau, O.P.
Fountains of Living Water
Jean Leclercq, O.S.B.
The Love of Wisdom and the Desire for God
History of Medieval Spirituality
St. Josemaria Escriva
The Way: The Essential Classic of Opus Dei’s Founder
St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P.
Summa theologiae, Secunda Secundae, questions on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, passim
The Life of St. Francis (Harper Collins Spiritual Classics)
Something Beautiful for God
Also: the 1986 documentary on Mother Teresa
Gaudium et Spes
Vatican Council II, Vol. 1: The Conciliar and Postconciliar Documents or free on the Vatican website.
Inferno (Modern Library Classics)
Guy Bedeouelle, O.P.
In the Image of Saint Dominic: Nine Portraits of Dominican Life
Catherine of Siena
Mother Seton: Saint Elizabeth of New York (1774-1821)
Pope Pius XI
A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist
John Paul II
On The Eucharist in Its Relationship To The Church