Tolle et Lege: Book Conversations 2023-2024

Theme: Real Presence in Us

Location: All meetings will be in the Ignatius Center (5215 North Bend Road).

Dates: See dates by each book below.

Times: One Monday a month from 7:30-9pm and one Wednesday a month from 10-11:30am.

Purchase: The parish places bulk orders from the publisher to get the best rate and pass on the savings to you. Pick up a copy of the book from the parish office at the cost listed by each book below.

Want to go deeper in our Catholic faith?

Consider coming to Tolle et Lege book conversations, which is a conversation over a different book each month (option of morning or evening session), led by Brad Macke, Director of Adult Faith Formation.

Tolle et lege is Latin for “take and read”, which St. Augustine heard a voice say to him toward the beginning of his conversion to Christianity. His conversion involved his heart and his “head” (intellect) – a reminder that the Catholic faith affirms the importance of growing intellectually, since the more we KNOW Jesus, the more we can LOVE Him.

We will read a variety of books ranging from general Catholic topics, to spiritual writing for meditation, to works of literature. Books are typically purchased by the parish in bulk (discounted), then for sale in the parish office. See the line up of selected books and the schedule on this page.

Questions? Email

Check back later this summer for more information on our Fall/Winter series! 

Scroll down to view the Tolle et Lege books read this past year!

Previous Books

Anima Christi: Soul of Christ
by Moth
er May Francis, P.C.C.

Story of a Soul
by St. Therese of Lisieux


How the Eucharist Can Save Civilization
by Jared Staudt

Becoming Eucharistic People by Timothy P. O’Malley.


Bread That Is Broken
by Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen

St. Thomas Aquinas
by GK Chesterton

(Note: This book has two parts and will be used for both November and January!) 


St. Francis of Assisi
by GK Chesterton

(Note: This book has two parts and will be used for both November and February!) 

Something Beautiful from God
by Malcolm Muggeridge


Eucharist by Bishop Barron

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien


The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Dr. Brant Pitre


March – Time for God by
Fr. Jacques Philippe

The Dry Wood by Caryll Houselander



Reclaiming Vatican II by Fr. Blake Britton


Abandonment to Divine Providence by Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade, SJ


The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

The Spirit of the Liturgy by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Vatican II Summer Study Series

The Beer Option by Jared Staudt

These Beautiful Bones by Emily Stimpson 

The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander

The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald

The Seven Sacraments by Stratford Caldecott


The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence


The Genesis of Gender by Abigail Favale

Leisure: The Basis of Culture 

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