More Resources on the Intimate Path

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piritual progress tends toward ever more intimate union with Christ. This union is called “mystical” because it participates in the mystery of Christ through the sacraments—“the holy mysteries”—and, in him, in the mystery of the Holy Trinity. God calls us all to this intimate union with him, even if the special graces or extraordinary signs of this mystical life are granted only to some for the sake of manifesting the gratuitous gift given to all. —Catechism #2014

The Interior Castle
Teresa of Avila

The Dark Night
John of the Cross

Jesus of Nazareth
Joseph Ratzinger

Come Be My Light
Mother Theresa of Calcutta

Handmaid of the Lord
Adrienne von Speyr

The Long Loneliness
Dorothy Day

The Jewelers Shop
John Paul II

An Introduction to the Devout Life
Francis de Sales

The Dialogue
Catherine of Siena

The Art of Praying
Romano Guardini

The Religious Sense;
The Origin of the Christian Claim; Why the Church?

Luigi Giusanni