Update from the Catholic eBooks Project: As arranged by title, these are the links added on 02 April 2011 to our List of Free eBooks:

Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage; The Sparkling Stone; The Book of Supreme Truth, by Blessed John of Ruysbroeck (1916). Available at Internet Archive.

  1. Aeterni Patris, Encyclical, On the Restoration of Christian Philosophy, by Pope Leo XIII (promulgated on 4 August 1879). Available at EWTN Library.
  2. Ascent of Mount Carmel, by St. John of the Cross, 1542-1591. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index.
  3. The Belief of Catholics, 2nd edition, by Ronald Knox. With Imprimatur. Available at EWTN Library.
  4. The Book of Supreme Truth, by Blessed John Ruysbroeck. Available at the Catholic Community Forum.
  5. Catholic Churchmen in Science: Sketches of the Lives of Catholic Ecclesiastics who were among the Great Founders in Science, 2nd edition, by James J. Walsh, K.ST.G., M.D., PH.D., LITT.D. (Philadelphia: American Ecclesiastical Review, The Dolphin Press, 1906, 1910) Available on Project Gutenberg.
  6. Certain difficulties felt by Anglicans in Catholic teaching considered: in a letter addressed to the Rev. E.B. Pusey, on occasion of his Eirenicon of 1864; and in a letter addressed to the Duke of Norfolk, on occasion of Mr. Gladstone’s Expostulation of 1874, by John Henry Newman, 1801-1890 (London : Pickering, 1876). Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Book contributor: University of Toronto).
  7. Christ, the One Master of All, Sermon by St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio. Translated from the Quaracchi Edition of the Opera Omnia S. Bonaventurae, Vol. V, 1891, pp. 567-574, with original notes. Latin-English text available at Franciscan Archive.
  8. Church History, by Eusebius of Caesarea, translated by Arthur Cushman McGiffert. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 1, edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1890). Available at New Advent (Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight, copyright 2009 by Kevin Knight).
  9. (Commentaries on the Four Books of Sentences of Master Peter Lombard) Commentaria  in  Quatuor  Libros  Sententiarum, by St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio. Available at Franciscan Archive (published as part of The Commentary Project.)
  10. Commentary on the Psalms, by St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by Stephen Loughlin, Gregory Sadler, et al. Commentaries on Psalms 1-54 are indexed at the Aquinas Translation Project.
  11. Commentary on The Sentences of Peter Lombard, by St. Thomas Aquinas. Excerpt (Latin-English parallel texts) available on this page of the home page of Hugh MacDonald. Various translated excerpts are indexed on the Aquinas Translation Project.
  12. Commonitory, For the Antiquity and Universality of the Catholic Faith Against the Profane Novelties of All Heresies, by St. Vincent of Lerins, died c. 450 AD. Available at New Advent.
  13. The Condition of Catholics under James I: Father Gerard’s Narrative of the Gunpowder Plot. Edited, With His Life, By John Morris (London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1871). Available on Project Gutenberg.
  14. [Conferences on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit] Collationes de Septem Donis S. Sancti, by St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Doctor of the Church. Available through Franciscan Archive (Index of St. Bonaventure’s works): 1st Conference on grace, 2nd Conference on fear of the Lord, 3rd Conference on piety, 4th Conference, on knowledge, 5th Conference on fortitude, 6th Conference on the fortitude of Mary, 7th Conference on counsel, 8th Conference on understanding, 9th Conference on wisdom.
  15. The creator and the creature, or, The wonders of divine love, by Frederick William Faber, 1814-1863 (New York: Wagner, 1923). Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: msn, Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto)
  16. Dark Night of the Soul, by St. John of the Cross, of the Order of Mount Carmel; fourth edition, revised, compared with the last critical Spanish edition of the works of the Saint (of R.P. Gerardo de San Juan de la Cruz), with all the variants translated and inserted (1916). With Imprimatur. Available a Internet Archive.
  17. Decree of Approval of some theses contained in the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas and proposed to the Teachers of Philosophy, by the Sacred Congregation of Studies, translated from Latin by Hugh MacDonald. Latin-English text available on this page of the home page of Hugh MacDonald.
  18. Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Available at The Divine Comedy.
  19. The divine office: considered from a devotional point of view, by Abbé Nicolas Bacuez, 1820-1892, ed. by Ethelred Luke Taunton), 1857-1907 (London : Burns and Oates ; New York : Catholic Publication Society, 1885?). With a foreword by Cardinal Manning. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Trinity College, University of Toronto).
  20. The Education of Catholic Girls, by Janet Erskine Stuart (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras: Longmans, Green and Co., 1914). With Imprimatur. Available on Project Gutenberg.
  21. The eternal priesthood, by Henry Edward Manning, 1808-1892 (London: Burns and Oates; New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1844). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Cornell University Library).
  22. Explanation of Catholic Morals: A Concise, Reasoned, and Popular Exposition of Catholic Morals, by John Stapleton. Available at Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg.
  23. [Explanation of the] Hail Mary, by St. Thomas Aquinas. Available on EWTN Library, as indexed on the St. Thomas Aquinas page of the Russian-language Medieval Philosophy Library.
  24. Explanation of the Lord’s Prayer, by St. Thomas Aquinas. Available on EWTN Library, as indexed on the St. Thomas Aquinas page of the Russian-language Medieval Philosophy Library.
  25. Explanation of the Sacraments, by St. Thomas Aquinas. Available on EWTN Library, as indexed on the St. Thomas Aquinas page of the Russian-language Medieval Philosophy Library.
  26. Explanation of the Ten Commandments, by St. Thomas Aquinas. Available on EWTN Library, as indexed on the St. Thomas Aquinas page of the Russian-language Medieval Philosophy Library.
  27. The First Principles of Knowledge, by John Rickaby, S.J. (1889). Available at Jacques Maritain Center.
  28. The Four Books of Sentences, by Master Peter Lombard, Archbishop of Paris, c.1100-c.1161 AD. Available at Franciscan Archive (index of Peter Lombard’s works): Latin-English texts of Book I, Book II (incomplete), and Book IV, Distinction 1 (incomplete).
  29. General Catholic Devotions, Compiled by Rev. Bonaventure Hammer, O.F.M. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1909). With Imprimatur. Available on Project Gutenberg.
  30. General Instruction of the Roman Missal (U.S. Adaptation), by the Congregation for Divine Worship. Available on EWTN Library.
  31. History of Medieval Philosophy, by Maurice De Wulf, 3rd edition, translated by P. Coffey, D.Ph. (London, New York, Bombay, and Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909). Available on Jacques Maritain Center.
  32. History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution, by Rev. James Maccaffrey (c. 1914). With Imprimatur. Volume I available on Project Gutenberg. Volume II available on Project Gutenberg.
  33. A History of Western Philosophy, Volumes 1 and 2, by Ralph McInerny. (Copyright 1963 by the University of Notre Dame Press. All rights reserved.). Available at Jacques Maritain Center.
  34. The Holy Spirit And The Church, by William G. Most. Available at EWTN Library (Copyright, 1994, by Wm.G.Most)
  35. An Introduction to Christian Philosophy, by William G. Most. Available at EWTN Library. Copyright (c) 1994 William G. Most.
  36. The Journey of the Mind into God (Or, The Vision of the Poverello in the Desert of Mt. Alverna), by St. Bonaventure. Latin-English parallel text available at Franciscan Archive; English text available at The Crossroads Initiative (English translation of the 1938 Quaracchi Edition), EWTN Library.
  37. The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-Day, by Evelyn Underhill (New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1922). Available At Project Gutenberg. [NB: Evelyn Underhill was not a Catholic. However, her writings provide excellent introductions to Catholic mysticism and spirituality, which her High Church Anglicanism, drawn from the same movement that drew Newman and many others to the Catholic Church, allowed her to understand.]
  38. Meditations for the use of the secular clergy, by Pierre Chaignon, 1791-1883, translated by Bishop Louis De Goesbriand, 1816-1899 (New York, Cincinnati [etc.] Benziger brothers, 1907). Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto).
  39. Most Apologetics Collection, from Fr. William Most. ZIP file containing 57 essays by Fr. William Most on subjects relating to apologetics. May be downloaded from EWTN Library.
  40. Of God and His Creatures: An Annotated Translation (With some Abridgement) of the Summa Contra Gentiles of Saint Tho[ma]s Aquinas, by Joseph Rickaby (London: Burns and Oates, 1905). Available on Jacques Maritain Center.
  41. On God’s Existence, by St. Anselm (excerpts of his Proslogium); with How Someone Writing On Behalf Of The Fool Might Reply To All This, by Gaunilo, and Anselm’s Reply to Gaunilo. Available on this page of the Russian-language Medieval Philosophy Library.
  42. On the Unity of the Church, by St. Cyprian of Carthage. Available at New Advent.
  43. Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days, by Emily Hickey (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow: Sands & CO., 1910). Available on Project Gutenberg.
  44. Paradoxes of Catholicism, by Robert Hugh Benson (c. 1913). Available on Project Gutenberg.
  45. Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth, by Karl Keating, Catholic Answers. (Copyright 1993 Catholic Answers, Inc). Available on the EWTN Library, which states: “This text file may be uploaded to and downloaded from computer bulletin board systems provided the text is in no way altered and the above copyright notice and address of Catholic Answers are included.”)
  46. Proslogium, or Discourse on the Existence of God, by St. Anselm (1077-1078). Available on Medieval Sourcebook.
  47. The Purpose of the Papacy, by Bishop John S. Vaughan (London: Sands & Co.; St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.: B. Herder, 1910). Available at Project Gutenberg.
  48. Reasonableness of Catholic Ceremonies and Practices by John J. Burke (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1909). With Imprimatur. Available on Project Gutenberg.
  49. Redemptionis Sacramentum, Instruction, On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (2004). Available at EWTN Library.
  50. The Roots of the Reformation, by Karl Adam, translated by Cecily Hastings (New York: Canterbury Books; Sheed and Ward Inc.). With 1951 Imprimatur. Available on EWTN Library.
  51. Select treatises of St. Athanasius in controversy with the Arians, by Saint Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, d. 373; John Henry Newman, 1801-1890 (London: Pickering, 1881). Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries)
  52. Saint Francis of Assisi, by Léopold, de Chérancé, 1838-1926; translated by R.F. O’Connor. (London : Burns and Oates ; New York : Catholic Publication Society). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto).
  53. Saint Ignatius Loyola, by Francis Thompson, 1859-1907, John Hungerford Pollen, 1858-1925 (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Chicago [etc.] Benziger Bros., 1910). Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Cornell University Library).
  54. The Shepherd of Hermas (c.100 AD). Translated by F. Crombie. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 2. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1885.). Available at New Advent, with active links to relevant Scripture passages and Catholic Encyclopedia articles (Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight; copyright 2009 by Kevin Knight)
  55. The Sparkling Stone, by Jan Van Ruusbroec. From the Amherst Manuscript. Available on Umilta. [Uses older English spelling.]
  56. Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ, by St. John of the Cross (1919). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive.

See the Catholic eBooks Project for the complete index of links to legally free and faithfully Catholic ebooks.

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