About man

  1. Pieper, The Four Cardinal Virtues  (On character); Leisure: The Basis of Culture (On the effects of workaholism); Happiness & Contemplation (On the proposition that “the ultimate of human happiness is to be found in contemplation”); “Divine Madness” (On Beauty and Eros)
  2. Bennett, The Temperament God Gave You  (On temperament)
  3. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (On saving your own human dignity and personality)
  4. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (On saving your own human dignity and personality)
  5. Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych (On the meaning of life)
  6. Chekhov, Gooseberries; The Student; The Archbishop (On the meaning of life)
  7. Hildebrand, The Heart (On the place of the heart in anthropology)
  8. Havard, Virtuous Leadership (On true leadership); Created for Greatness (On the virtues of magnanimity and humility)
  9. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (On the human efficiency of virtue)
  10. Gauthier, Magnanimité (On the virtue of magnanimity)
  11. Weil, Waiting for God; Gravity and Grace; The Need for roots (On the Obligations of Man)

To Understand the Modern World

  1. Solzhenitsyn, Harvard Address; Nobel Lecture; Templeton Lecture; Address to the International Academy of Philosophy; Address to the Académie des sciences morales et politiques (Remise du Grand Prix).
  2. Soloviev, A Short Story of Antichrist
  3. Dostoyevsky, The Grand Inquisitor (in “The Brothers Karamazov”, Part II, Book V, Chap V)
  4. De Marco & Wiker, Architects of the Culture of Death
  5. Orwell, 1984 
  6. Huxley, Brave New World 
  7. Besancon, Rise of the Gulag: Intellectual Origins of Leninism
  8. John Paul II, Memory and Identity
  9. Maritain, Three Reformers: Luther, Descartes, Rousseau 
  10. Barzun, Classic, Romantic, Modern

Western Literature

  1. Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  2. Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
  3. Twain, Joan of Arc
  4. Brontë, Jane Eyre
  5. Collins, The Woman in White
  6. Cronin, The Citadel
  7. Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
  8. Shakespeare, Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; Julius Caesar; Henri V
  9. Hugo, Les Miserables
  10. Exupery, Wind, Sand and StarsThe Little Prince
  11. Mauriac, Viper’s Tangle; Thérèse Desqueyroux; The Desert of Love; The Women of the Pharisees
  12. Claudel, The Tidings Brought to Mary
  13. Dante, Divine Comedy
  14. Manzoni, The Betrothed
  15. Wiseman, Fabiola  

Russian Literature

  1. Pushkin, The Captain’s Daughter 
  2. Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment; Demons; The Brothers Karamazov; The Idiot 
  3. Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych; The Kreutzer Sonata; Anna Karenina 
  4. Gogol, Dead Souls; The Government Inspector; Diary of a Madman
  5. Chekhov, The Three Sisters; The Seagull; Short Novels 
  6. Turgenev, Fathers and Sons; Home of the Gentry; Rudin; On the Eve
  7. Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich; Matryona’s Place 
  8. Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

Biographies

  1. Holzner, Paul of Tarsus
  2. Twain, Joan of Arc
  3. Solzhenitsyn, The Oak and the Calf (autobiography); August 1914, Chapter 65 (“Pyotr Stolypin”)
  4. Lejeune-Gaymard, Life is a blessing (biography of Jerome Lejeune)
  5. Noonan, When character was king (biography of Ronald Reagan)
  6. Wegemer, A portrait in courage (biography of Thomas More)
  7. Carson, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. Coverdale, Uncommon Faith (biography of Josemaria Escriva)
  9. McCasland, Pure Gold (biography of Eric Liddell)
  10. Pernoud, Joan of Arc: Her Story
  11. Haskins, Corazon Aquino: Leader of the Philippines
  12. Longworth, The Art of Victory: The Life and Achievements of Field-Marshal Suvorov
  13. Ericson & Mahoney, Solzhenitsyn reader

On Christian Life

  1. Gospel of St John
  2. Escriva, Passionately Loving the World; Friends of God; Christ is passing by; The Way
  3. Hildebrand, Transformation in Christ
  4. Garrigou-Lagrange, The three ages of the interior life
  5. Therese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul
  6. William, Mary The Mother of Jesus
  7. Montfort, Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin
  8. Gogol, Meditations on the Divine Liturgy; Selected Passages from Correspondence with Friends
  9. Bulgakov S., Spiritual Diary
  10. Lewis, The Weight of Glory 
  11. Nguyen Van Thuan, The Road of Hope
  12. Lehodey, Holy Abondonment

MOVIES

Movies about great people:
A Man for all Seasons, 1966
Chariots of fire, 1981
Gandhi, 1982
The Untouchables, 1987
Schindler’s List, 1993
Shadowlands, 1993
Braveheart, 1995
Michael Collins, 1996
Joan of Arc, 1999 (Alliance Atlantis Communications, TV movie)
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 2003
The Passion of the Christ, 2004
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope, 2005
Sophie Scholl, 2006
Popieluszko: Freedom is Within Us, 2009
There be Dragons, 2011
For Greater Glory, 2012
Queen of the Mountains, 2014
Jerome Lejeune Documentary, 2015
Sully, 2016

Great movies:
The Kid, 1921
Modern Times, 1936
The Grand Illusion, 1937
The Great Dictator, 1940
Seven Samurai, 1954
East of Eden, 1955
The Mirror, 1975
Rocky, 1976
The Deer Hunter, 1978
The Elephant Man, 1980
Rambo I, 1982
Babette’s feast, 1987
Dances with Wolves, 1990
Cyrano de Bergerac, 1990
Lorenzo’s Oil, 1993
The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
Life is Beautiful, 1997
Les Misérables, 1998
The Patriot, 2000
Gladiator, 2000
The Lord of the Rings, 2001
The Pianist, 2002
We Were Soldiers, 2002
The Last Samurai, 2003
The Lives of Others, 2006
Blood Diamonds, 2006
Jane Eyre, 2011

OBRAS DE ARTE

130 importantes obras de arte:

  1. Giotto, Last Supper 1304
  2. Masaccio, The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden 1425
  3. Botticelli, Allegory of Fortitude 1470
  4. Botticelli, The Birth of Venus 1485
  5. Michelangelo, David 1501
  6. Michelangelo, The Delphic Sibyl 1509
  7. Michelangelo, Creation of Adam 1511
  8. Michelangelo, Medici Madonna 1530
  9. Da Vinci, The Annunciation 1475
  10. Da Vinci, Salvator Mundi 1507
  11. Da Vinci, Mona Lisa 1517
  12. Raphael, Saint Catherine of Alexandria 1507
  13. Raphael, The Sistine Madonna 1514
  14. Raphael, Ezekiel’s Vision 1518
  15. Caravaggio, Judith 1599
  16. Caravaggio, The Calling of Saint Matthew 1600
  17. El Greco, Christ blessing 1600
  18. Rubens, Saint George Battles the Dragon 1606
  19. Gentileschi, Saint Cecilia with an Angel 1620
  20. Velazquez, Christ Crucified 1632
  21. Reni, The Angel of The Annunciation 1629
  22. Reni, The Archangel Michael Defeating Satan 1635
  23. Reni, David 1620
  24. Rembrandt, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel 1659
  25. Rembrandt, The Return of the Prodigal Son 1669
  26. De Gelder, God and the Angels visit Abraham 1685
  27. Thorvaldsen, Angel 1820
  28. Delacroix, The Raft of the Medusa 1818
  29. Delacroix, Head of a Woman 1823
  30. Delacroix, Young Orphan Girl in the Cemetery 1824
  31. Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People 1830
  32. Delacroix, Combat of the Giaour and Hassan 1835
  33. Janmot, Poem of the Soul – On the Mountain 1854
  34. Gallait, Expectation 1855
  35. Gallait, The Minstrel and the Blind Boy 1870
  36. Ge, John the Evangelist’s Head 1863
  37. Repin, Raising of Jairus’ Daughter 1871
  38. Repin, Barge Haulers on the Volga 1873
  39. Repin, A Fisher Girl 1874
  40. Repin, Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks 1891
  41. Monet, Impression sunrise 1872
  42. Monet, Woman with a Parasol 1875
  43. Vasnetsov, A Knight at the Crossroads 1878
  44. Vasnetsov, Rejoice in the Lord, O ye Righteous. Panel 1. 1896
  45. Vasnetsov, Rejoice in the Lord, O ye Righteous. Panel 2. 1896
  46. Vasnetsov, Rejoice in the Lord, O ye Righteous. Panel 3. 1896
  47. Vasnetsov, Virgin and Son 1896
  48. Vasnetsov, Christ Crucified 1885
  49. Israëls, Passing Mother’s Grave 1856
  50. Israëls, Children of the Sea 1872
  51. Israëls, Young Navigators 1880
  52. Monteverde, Angel of the Resurrection 1882
  53. Semiradzki, The New Bracelet 1883
  54. Semiradzki, Christ and the Samaritan Woman 1890
  55. Polenov, Christ and Woman Taken in Adultery 1886
  56. Polenov, Went into the Hill country 1894
  57. Vrubel, The Mother of God with the Child 1884
  58. Bouguereau, Young Girl 1886
  59. Nesterov, Portrait of Apollinary Vasnetsov 1890
  60. Nesterov, On the Mountains 1896
  61. Nesterov, Miracle – Head of Barbara 1924
  62. Demont-Breton, Fisherman’s Wife After Bathing Children 1881
  63. Demont-Breton, Into the Water 1898
  64. Edelfelt, Queen Bianca 1877
  65. Edelfelt, Good Friends 1881
  66. Edelfelt, Boys Playing on the Beach 1884
  67. Edelfelt, Two Boys on a Log (The Little Boat) 1884
  68. Edelfelt, In the Outer Archipelago 1898
  69. Edefelt, In the Nursery 1885
  70. Bauerle, Father and Child 1880
  71. Dupré, Returning from the Fields 1890
  72. Dubois, Joan of Arc 1873
  73. Anker, Christine Knitting 1887
  74. Anker, School Girl doing Homework 1879
  75. Breton, Morning 1888
  76. Breton, The Shepherd’s Star 1887
  77. Breton, The Song of the Lark 1884
  78. Breton, A Fisherman’s Daughter 1876
  79. Friant, The Lovers 1888
  80. Friant, A Child’s Dissapointment 1898
  81. Benouville, Joan of Arc 1855
  82. Daumier, Mother with Child 1835
  83. Daumier, A Man on a White Horse 1860
  84. Daumier, the Uprising 1848
  85. Daumier, The Burden (The Laundress) 1853
  86. Millet, The Sower 1850
  87. Millet, Man with a Hoe 1860
  88. Perov, Troika 1866
  89. Perov, Yaroslavna’s Lament 1881
  90. Américo, Moses and Jochebed 1884
  91. Américo, Joan of Arc 1884
  92. Korzukhin, Returning from the City 1870
  93. Korzukhin, Sunday afternoon 1884
  94. Aivazovsky, Review of the Black Sea Fleet 1886
  95. Aivazovsky, Sea Night 1873
  96. Levitan, Over Eternal Peace 1894
  97. Thayer, The Sisters 1884
  98. Thayer, A Virgin 1892
  99. Thayer, Head of a Boy (Recto) and Head of a Girl (Verso) 1918
  100. Thayer, Boy and Angel 1918
  101. Järnefelt, Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood) 1893
  102. Järnefelt, Forest Girl 1894
  103. Järnefelt, A View in Koli 1930
  104. Moreau, Saint George and the Dragon 1889
  105. Schjerfbeck, A Boy Feeding his Younger Sister 1881
  106. Schjerfbeck, Dancing Shoes 1882
  107. Schjerfbeck, The Convalescent 1888
  108. Schjerfbeck, Lulluby 1893
  109. Gallen-Kallela, Head of a Girl, Little Anna 1897
  110. Gallen-Kallela, Orphan Boy 1886
  111. Gallen-Kallela, Lemminkäinen’s Mother 1897
  112. Millais, The Boyhood of Raleigh 1871
  113. Millais, Sisters 1868
  114. Van Gogh, Sower with Setting Sun 1888
  115. Van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhône 1888
  116. Van Gogh, Café Terrace at Night 1888
  117. Pissaro, Sunset, Rouen 1898
  118. Serov, Girl with Peaches 1887
  119. Serov, Mika Morozov, 1901
  120. Bogdanov-Belsky, Pupils 1901
  121. Geoffroy, “Le consigné” 1910
  122. Serebriakova, At Breakfast 1914
  123. Serebriokova, Girl with a Candle 1911
  124. Serebriokova, House of Cards 1919
  125. Serebriokova, Katya with Dolls 1923
  126. Serebriokova, Katya Still Life 1923
  127. Serebriokova, Girl on the Balcony 1931
  128. Roerich, Russian Easter 1924
  129. Roerikh, Mikula 1910
  130. Dali, Christ of St John of the Cross 1951
  131. Viver, Maria, Esperanza de Oriente 2012