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.
Contact Brad Macke with questions, comments, or to be added to the email list: 513.661.6565, ext. 2743 or email@example.com.
2023-2024 Book Schedule
Bread That Is Broken
by Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen
Cost is $11 a copy. Click HERE for details.
St. Thomas Aquinas
by GK Chesterton
Cost is $15 a copy. Click HERE for details.
(Note: This book has two parts and will be used for both November and January!)
February 12/14 – Becoming Eucharistic People by Timothy P. O’Malley.
This book will be given away as a parish Christmas gift. Click HERE for details:
Anima Christi: Soul of Christ
by Mother May Francis, P.C.C.
Cost is $13 a copy. Click HERE for details.
Story of a Soul
by St. Therese of Lisieux.
Cost is $10 a copy. Click HERE for details.
How the Eucharist Can Save Civilization
by Jared Staudt
Cost is $18 a copy. Click HERE for details.
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