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Recommended Readings

"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
Compiled by
Susan Scully Troy, M. Div.., Spiritual Director and Chair of VOTF's Prayerful Voice.
Susan has found the following works especially useful in her ministry of prayer and spirituality.

On 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 University Press

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.




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