This page contains links to the full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s
encyclicals, apostolic letters, homilies, and other documents. The
encyclicals and most of the homilies are available in English. The homilies are
arranged by year.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library – This site (albeit not a Catholic
one) does have the full text of a number of classic works including The
Early Church Fathers, and from such authors as St. Alphonsus Liguori, St.
Augustine, St. Catherine of Siena, Jean-Pierre de Caussade, St. Gregory of
Nyssa, and many others. The texts are offered in a number of different
Free Catholic E-books online – Offers access to pdf file versions of a
number of classic works that are now in the public domain. Included among
them are The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence, True
Devotion to Mary, by St. Louis de Montfort, On Loving God, by St.
Bernard of Clairvaux, and, in addition to classical spiritual reading, such
works as Francis Parkman’s The Jesuits in North America in the 17th
Century. All works are available free of charge and in full
An introduction to the Dialogues of St. Catherine of Siena, and links to
the full text of four works: A Treatise of Discretion, A Treatise of
Obedience, A Treatise of Prayer, and A Treatise of Divine Providence.
Full-text version of fiction and non-fiction works by G. K.
Chesterton. Includes electronic editions of such works as Orthodoxy,
The Everlasting Man, St. Thomas Aquinas, A Miscellany of Men, The New
Jerusalem, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and other