EUROPEAN LITERATURE

  1. Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  2. Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
  3. Twain, Joan of Arc
  4. Brontë, Jane Eyre
  5. Cronin, The Citadel
  6. Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
  7. Shakespeare, Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; Julius Caesar; Henri V
  8. Hugo, Les Miserables
  9. Exupery, Wind, Sand and StarsThe Little Prince
  10. Mauriac, Viper’s Tangle; Thérèse Desqueyroux; The Desert of Love; The Women of the Pharisees
  11. Claudel, The Tidings Brought to Mary
  12. Dante, Divine Comedy
  13. Buzzati, The Tartar Steppe
  14. Pushkin, The Captain’s Daughter 
  15. Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment; Demons; The Brothers Karamazov; The Idiot 
  16. Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych; Anna Karenina 
  17. Gogol, Dead Souls; The Government Inspector; Diary of a Madman
  18. Chekhov, The Three Sisters; The Seagull; Short Novels 
  19. Turgenev, Fathers and Sons; Home of the Gentry; Rudin; On the Eve
  20. Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich; Matryona’s Place 

ABOUT MAN

  1. Pieper, The Four Cardinal VirtuesThe Christian Idea of Man; Brief Reader on the Virtues of the Human Heart.
  2. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (On saving your own human dignity and personality)
  3. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (On saving your own human dignity and personality)
  4. Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych (On the meaning of life)
  5. Chekhov, Gooseberries; The Student (On the meaning of life)
  6. Hildebrand, The Heart (On the place of the heart in anthropology)
  7. Havard, Virtuous Leadership (On true leadership); Created for Greatness (On the virtues of magnanimity and humility)
  8. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (On the human efficiency of virtue)
  9. Gauthier, Magnanimité (On the virtue of magnanimity)
  10. Weil, Waiting for God; Gravity and Grace; The Need for roots (On the Obligations of Man)
  11. Etty Hillesum, A Life Transformed
  12. Hildegarde von Bingen, Scivias, Liber Vitae Meritorum, Liber Divinorum Operum
  13. Helene Berr, Diary

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. John Paul II, Memory and Identity
  8. Maritain, Three Reformers: Luther, Descartes, Rousseau 

MASTERPIECES OF ART

  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. Géricault, 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. Serebriakova, Girl with a Candle 1911
  124. Serebriakova, House of Cards 1919
  125. Serebriakova, Katya with Dolls 1923
  126. Serebriakova, Katya Still Life 1923
  127. Serebriakova, 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

CLASSICAL MUSIC

  1. Pachelbel, Canon (1680)
  2. Vivaldi, The Four seasons (1716)
  3. Bach, Badinerie (1730)
  4. Mozart, Marche Turque (1783)
  5. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21, Andante (1785)
  6. Mozart, Symphony no. 40 (1788)
  7. Mozart, Requiem, Lacrymosa (1791)
  8. Beethoven Moonlight Sonata (1801)
  9. Beethoven, Für Elise (1801)
  10. Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy (1824)
  11. Schubert, Ave Maria (Ellens Gesang III) (1825)
  12. Chopin, Nocturne in C sharp Minor (No.20) (1830)
  13. Bellini, Norma, Casta Diva (1831)
  14. Chopin, Nocturne B flat minor Op. 9 (No. 1) (1832)
  15. Verdi, Nabucco, Va pensiero (1841)
  16. Wagner, Tannhauser, Ouverture (1845)
  17. Liszt, Liebestraum No. 3 (1850)
  18. Bach/Gounod, Ave Maria (1853)
  19. Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Ride of The Valkyries (1870)
  20. Franck, Panis Angelicus (1872)
  21. Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake, Act I No. 2, Valse (1875)
  22. Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake, Act II No. 10, Scene (1875)
  23. Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no 1 (1875)
  24. Grieg, Peer Gynt, In the Hall of The Mountain King (1875)
  25. Grieg, Peer Gynt, Morning Mood (1875)
  26. Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 1 (1879)
  27. Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5 (1879)
  28. Saint-Saëns, Le Carnaval des Animaux, Le Cygne (1886)
  29. Borodin, Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dances (1890)
  30. Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker, Valse des fleurs (1892)
  31. Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no 2 (1901)
  32. Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 (1901)
  33. Puccini, Madame Butterfly, Un Bel di Vedremo (1904)
  34. Rachmaninoff, Vocalise (1912)
  35. Rachmaninoff, All-Night Vigil, Praise The Lord, O My Soul (1915)
  36. Puccini, Gianni Schicchi, O Mio Babbino Caro (1918)
  37. Puccini, Turandot, Nessun Dorma (1926)
  38. Ravel, Bolero (1928)
  39. Ravel, Piano Concerto, Adagio assai (1931)
  40. Prokofiev, Romance from Lieutenant Kije (1933)
  41. Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on Themes of Paganini, Variation 18 (1934)
  42. Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, Summertime (1934)
  43. Orff, Carmina Burana, O Fortuna (1935)
  44. Shostakovich, Jazz Suite Waltz no. 2 (1938)
  45. Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez, Adagio (1939)
  46. Khachaturian, Masquerade,Waltz (1941)
  47. Khachaturian, Gayane, Saber Dance (1942)
  48. Albinoni/Giazotto, Adagio (1958)
  49. Piazzolla, Oblivion (1982)
  50. Dalla, Caruso (1986)

MOVIES

  1. 12 Angry Men, 1957
  2. The Cranes Are Flying, 1957
  3. A Man for all Seasons, 1966
  4. Chariots of fire, 1981
  5. Gandhi, 1982
  6. The Untouchables, 1987
  7. Schindler’s List, 1993
  8. Shadowlands, 1993
  9. Braveheart, 1995
  10. Michael Collins, 1996
  11. Joan of Arc, 1999 (Alliance Atlantis Communications, TV)
  12. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 2003
  13. The Passion of the Christ, 2004
  14. Karol: A Man Who Became Pope, 2005
  15. Sophie Scholl, 2006
  16. Popieluszko: Freedom is Within Us, 2009
  17. There be Dragons, 2011
  18. For Greater Glory, 2012
  19. Queen of the Mountains, 2014
  20. Jerome Lejeune Documentary, 2015
  21. Sully, 2016
  22. The Kid, 1921
  23. Modern Times, 1936
  24. The Grand Illusion, 1937
  25. The Great Dictator, 1940
  26. Seven Samurai, 1954
  27. East of Eden, 1955
  28. The Mirror, 1975
  29. Rocky, 1976
  30. The Deer Hunter, 1978
  31. The Elephant Man, 1980
  32. Rambo I, 1982
  33. Eleni, 1985
  34. Babette’s feast, 1987
  35. Dances with Wolves, 1990
  36. Cyrano de Bergerac, 1990
  37. Lorenzo’s Oil, 1993
  38. The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
  39. Life is Beautiful, 1997
  40. Les Misérables, 1998
  41. The Patriot, 2000
  42. Gladiator, 2000
  43. The Lord of the Rings, 2001
  44. The Pianist, 2002
  45. We Were Soldiers, 2002
  46. The Last Samurai, 2003
  47. The Passion of the Christ, 2004
  48. Blood Diamonds, 2006
  49. Jane Eyre, 2010
  50. A Hidden Life, 2019