"Spirituality is not a private search for
what is highest in oneself but a communal search for the face of
God." Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.
Suggested Readings in Prayer and Spirituality
for Pilgrims on the Way
Susan Scully Troy, M. Div.., Spiritual Director and Chair of VOTF's
Susan has found the following works especially useful in her ministry
of prayer and spirituality.
The Holy Longing: The Search for A Christian Spirituality
by Ronald Rolheiser, Doubleday
Now Choose Life: Conversion as the Way to Life by William
Barry, S.J., Paulist Press
Reclaiming the Connections: A Contemporary Spirituality
by Kathleen Fischer, Sheed and Ward
Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict
Today by Joan Chittister, O.S.B., Harper and Row
On Prayer (Prayers and Reflections)
Autumn Gospel: Women in the Second Half of Life by Kathleen
Fischer, Paulist Press
Fresh Bread and Other Gifts of Spiritual Nourishment by
Joyce Rupp, O.S.M., Ava Maria Press
Heart Speaks to Heart: Three Prayers to Jesus by Henri J.
M. Nouwen, Ava Maria Press
Inviting God In: Scriptural Reflections and Prayers Throughout
the Year by Joyce Rupp, Ava Maria Press
Out of the Ordinary: Prayers, Poems and Reflections for Every
Season by Joyce Rupp, Ava Maria Press.
Psalms for Contemplation by Carlos G. Valles, S.J., Loyola
A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary by
Macrina Wiederkehr, Harper Collins
Wellsprings, A Book of Spiritual Exercises by Anthony de
Mello, S.J., Dujarat Sahitya Prakash
Woman Un-Bent (poems from Scripture) by Irene Zimmerman,
St. Mary's Press
"The function of prayer is to change my own mind, to put
on the mind of Christ, to enable grace to break into me."
Joan Chittister, O.S.B.