Writings and reflections in my blog are not to be construed as my own, although many of the reflections will capture original thoughts, they are inspired by the practice of Lectio Divina (reading, reflection, prayer, writings). 

Top Five:  

  • The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything:  A spirituality for real life.  James Martin, SJ  Great starting book to re-engage God and Prayer.
  • The IGNATIAN Adventure; Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Daily Life by Kevin O’Brien. SJ.  For most of us, a 30 day Ignatian retreat is improbable. This book gives you an opportunity to create a self-paced retreat yourself daily in your own home. If the exercises ignite your spiritual life, consider a weekend retreat or a week long silent retreat based on the exercises. For most of us, a 30 day Ignatius retreat is improbable. This book gives you an opportunity to create a self-paced retreat yourself daily in your own home. If the exercises ignite your spiritual life, consider a weekend retreat or a week long silent retreat based on the exercises.
  • Consoling The Heart of Jesus:  A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
  • Transformation In Christ: ON THE CHRISTIAN ATTITUDE by Dietrich Von Hildebrand (Several post on this book)
  • Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross
    A christian classic that addresses seeking union with God and all the barriers that we face attaining proximity to God. At the time of this posting I am in process of reading this text.

Other Good Reads: 

  • The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis:  A collection of Pope Francis papers/speeches to different groups.
  • A simple guide to Matthew by Paul J. MCCARREN, SJ.:  I met the author briefly and his book is a nice review and dive into reading one Gospel at a time.  Has a book for each Gospel.
  • Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope Chittister (see post for content).S.J

Not an inclusive list.  Many post will reference other spiritual material and resources that have contributed to my spiritual formation and theological framework.    Direct references and end notes are used as often as possible in my blog post to provide relevant credit and resources for further reading.  That being said any given post can take me on an unwieldy journey and in the spirit of free from writing and musing credit may not always be captured unless directly quoting or lifting material intentionally!  

 

 

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