­­Books- in- General!


1.      St. Julie (Billiart) and the Joy of Hope ~ St. Mary Linscott, SND (I am an Associate of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Trinity College, Washington, D.C. 1987.)

2.      Three Against the Wind   Woman of Courage ~ Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeNamur

3.      Autumn Gospel   Women in the Second Half of Life ~ Kathleen Fisher

4.      Out of This World   A Woman’s Life Among the Amish ~ Mary Swander

5.      Most of All They Taught Me Happiness ~ Robert Muller

6.      The Church Visible   The Ceremonial Life and Protocol of the Roman Catholic Church 1996 ~ James Charles Noonan, Jr.

7.      A Tree Full of Angels – Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary ~ Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB

8.      The Imitation of Christ ~ Thomas a Kempis

9.      The Interior Castle ~ St .Teresa of Avila

10.   G.K. Chesterton Collected Works Vo. 11 St. Francis of Assisi, The Everlasting Man and St. Thomas Aquinas

11.   After 50   Spiritually Embracing Your Own Wisdom Years ~ Robert Wicks

12.   The Statesman and His Faith   Dag Hammarskjold ~ Henry P. Van Dasen

13.   Markings ~ Dag Hammarskjold

14.   A Gift of God ~ Mother Teresa, at least 20 books read by/about M.T.

15.   In Quest of A Vision Sr. Maria Isolina Ferre’s  Own Story of Gospel Servanthood Among Puerto Ricans.

After reading this wonderful book and having planned a trip to my husbands’ island home of Caguas, Puerto Rico, I was able to journey to Sr. Isolina’s office where my son and I were graciously received. She signed my book and in it is a photo of she standing next my son, a true treasure!

16.   The Gift of Peace ~ Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

17.   The Light Within Us ~ Albert Schweitzer

18.   Apologia Pro Vita Sua ~ John Henry Newman

19.   Kindly Light  The Spiritual Vision of John Henry Newman ~ J. Murray Elwood

The sheet music entitled ‘Lead, Kindly Light by Steven C. Warner was given as gift from Sr. Camille Martinez and I have learned it on my autoharp in the key of C!

20.   Bill Gates Speaks ~ Janet Lowe    Business @ The Speed of Thought, The Road Ahead

21.   Ideas and Opinions ~ Albert Einstein

22.   A Walk in the Mountains (Lebanon) ~ Ralph & Molly Izzard

23.   The Long Loneliness: An Autobiography of Dorothy Day

24.   The Cost of Discipleship ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

25.   Seeking Perspective   Weaving Spirituality & Psychology in Search of Clarity

Robert J. Wicks

26.   Aboriginal Art ~ Wally Caruana   

When my husband and I drove from Pennsylvania to Panama, Central America (1978 - 7,500 miles!), I fell in love with the bright colors of the fabric and the wonderfully intricate design of the peoples of Mexico and Central America. Then I saw my first mola! Then I discovered Aboriginal art! (I have always been drawn to sstick people art! When I sketch, I sketch hieroglyphs!)

27.   Confessions ~ St. Augustine

28.   Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer   An Approach to Life in Fullness ~

Bro. David Steindl-Rast

29.   Maria Montessori   Her Life and Work ~ E. Mortimer Standing

30.   Wisdom of the CEO  29 Global Leaders Tackle Today’s Most Pressing Business Challenges…missed the author, Public Library, 26 June 2000

31.   Letting Go   A Parents Guide To Understanding the College Years!! ~ Coburn & Treeger

32.   Beyond Habitat  ~ Moshe Safdie

33.   A Short History of An Idea HOME ~ Witold Rybczynski

I love to read books on Architecture. I really like adobe and the Spanish design with the interior courtyard and fountain, Study and Design of Interior Space, Indigenous Furniture Making, especially Swedish Country and Shaker and Landscape Architecture focusing on outdoor ‘rooms.’ While residing in Washington, D.C., I frequented the National Building Museum often…purchased an architect’s tie in the gift shop and wear it proudly!!

34.   Ordinary Graces    Christian Teachings on the Interior Life ~ Lorraine Kisly

35.   The Little Brown Book of Business Wisdom ~ Peter Krauss

36.   Big Questions Worthy Dreams  Mentoring Young Adults In Their Search for Meaning, Purpose and Faith ~ Sharon Daloz Parks

37.   The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila (Three Volumes) and St. John of the Cross.

38.   Booknotes  America’s Finest Authors on Reading, Writing and the Power of Ideas ~ Brian Lamb

39.   Mental Health in a Mad World ~ James A. Magnes

40.   Maximilian Kolbe  Saint of Auschwitz ~ Elaine Murray Stone

41.   Traits of a Healthy Family ~ Dolores Curran

42.   Marrying Well  Stages on the Journey of Christian Marriage ~ Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead

43.   Timelock  How Life Got So Hectic and What You Can Do About It ~ Ralph Keyes

44.   Ordering Your Private World ~ Gordon MacDonald

45.   Leadership in a Successful Parish ~ Thomas Sweetser, S.J. & Carol Wisniewski Holden

46.   Seasons of Strength  New Visions of Adult Christian Maturing ~ Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead

47.   The Management of Ministry  Leadership, Purpose, Structure, Community ~ James D. Anderson & Ezra Earl Jones

48.   The Emerging Laity  Returning Leadership to the Community of Faith ~ Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead

49.   Creative Ministry ~ Henri J..M. Nouwen

50.   Clinical Handbook of Pastoral Counseling ~ Edited by Robert J. Wicks, Richard D. Parsons & Donald E. Capps

51.   Called to Parish Ministry  Identity, Challenges, and Spirituality of Lay Ministers ~ Greg Dues & Barbara Walkley

52.   Community of Faith  Models and Strategies for Developing Christian Communities ~ Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead

53.   Secrets of the Saints ~ Henri Ghéon

54.   Saints for Now ~ Edited by Clare Booth Luce

55.   My absolute favorite is The Cure D’Ars,  St. Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney (1786-1859) ~ Abbe Francis Trochu. I just secured Saint Bernadette Soubirous by Abbe Trochu at the recommendation of my teacher and friend, Rev. Donald Pelous.

56.   Philosophy of Religion  The Impact of Modern Knowledge on Religion ~ Fulton J. Sheen

57.   The Holy Man of Tours  The Life of Leo Dupont ~ Dorothy Scallan

I’m fascinated by the ‘Holy Veil of Veronica’ and am in pursuit of more information on this beautiful Devotion to the Holy Face!

58.   Modern Saints  Their Lives and Faces, Volumes One & Two ~ Ann Ball

59.   Milestones ~ Joseph Ratzinger Memoirs 1927-1977

60.   Padre Pio  The Stigmatist ~ Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty

61.   Padre Pio  Man of Hope ~ Renzo Allegri

62.   Experiencing Lourdes   An Intimate View of the Miraculous Shrine and Its Pilgrims ~ Stephen Grosso

63.   I Married Adventure ~ Osa Johnson

64.   The Fifth Discipline  The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization ~

Peter M. Senge

65.   How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization ~ Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D

66.   Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition ~ Jordan Aumann

67.   The New Dictionary of Thoughts   A Cyclopedia of Quotations (1955!) ~

Tryon Edwards, D.D., C.N. Catrevas, A.B. and Jonathan Edwards, A.M.

68.   The Cedar of Lebanon ~ John Cosgrove, Catholic Family Book Club, Copyright 1965.  

One of my absolute favorites! Thank you Sr. Collette Trahan for this priceless gift!

69.   Holiness for Housewives (and other working women) ~ Dom Hubert Van Zeller

An absolute favorite, absolutely!!

70.   The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom ~ John A. Hardon, S.J.   Twenty Centuries of the Spirit and Substance of Catholicism! Wonderful!!

71.   Splendor in the Ordinary  Your Home as a Holy Place ~ Thomas Howard

72.   My Life with the Saints ~ James Martin, S.J.

73.   Spirit of Fire  The Life and Vision of Teilhard de Chardin ~ Ursula King

74.   Fire Within  St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and the Gospel on Prayer ~  Thomas Dubay, S.M.

75.   The Tattered Heart ~ Mary Diane Langford, C.D.P.

76.   Everyday Spirituality  A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth ~ Robert J. Wicks

77.   Directory of the Sisters of Providence of Portieux  Containing the works written for them by Father Moye, Priest, Apostolic Missionary, their Founder

78.   Abandonment to Divine Providence ~ Jean-Pierre De Caussade

79.   Contemplatives in Action the Jesuit Way ~ William A Barry & Robert G. Doherty, S.Js.

80.   The Circle of Mountains  A Basque Shepherding Community ~ Sandra Ott, Ph.D

81.   Basque Anthropological Culture Perspectives ~ William A. Douglass, Ph.D and Joseba Zulaika, Ph.D

82.   The Joy of Full Surrender ~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade

83.   The Practice of the Presence of God ~ Brother Lawrence

84.   Forgiveness  One Step at a Time ~ Rev. Joseph F. Sica

85.   The Way   The Essential Classic of Opus Dei’s Founder ~ Josemaría Escrivá

86.   The Art of Pilgrimage  The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred ~ Phil Cousineau

87.   The Fathers of the Church An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers ~

Mike Aquilina

88.   A Theological Anthropology ~ Hans Urs Von Balthasar

89.   John Henry Newman   His Inner Life ~ Dr. Zeno, Capuchin

90.   Bernadette Speaks   A Life of Saint Bernadette Soubirous in Her Own Words  Rene Laurentin

91.   On The Road ~ Charles Kuralt

92.   A Little Catechism of the Curé of Ars by St. John Vianney

93.   Pope John XX11  Journal of A Soul ~ Translated by Dorothy White

94.   How To Make A Good Confession   A Pocket Guide to Reconciliation with God  ~ Rev. John A. Kane

95.   The Life of Man with God ~ Thomas Verner Moore, Carthusian

96.   The Apostles   Illustrated Edition ~ Pope Benedict XVI

97.   The Joy of Pilgrimage ~ Lori Erickson

98.   The Road Ahead ~ Bill Gates

99.   Straws from the Crib ~ Joseph E. Manton, C.SS.R.

100.               The Grace of the Rosary    Scripture, Contemplation, and the Claim of the Kingdom of  God ~ Father David P. Reid, sscc

101.               The Spirit of the Curé of Ars ~ Alfred Monnin

102.               The Sermons of the Curé of Ars ~ Translated by Una Morrissy

103.               Life’s Purpose ~ Wisdom from John Henry Newman

104.               Benjamin Franklin:  the autobiography and other writings

105.               The Cave of John the Baptist   The Stunning Archaeological Discovery That Has Redefined Christian History ~ Shimon Gibson

106.               The Day Christ Died ~ Jim Bishop  

107.               Francis de Sales, Jane de Chantal   Letters of Spiritual Direction

108.               The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything A Spirituality for Real Life~  

James Martin, S.J.

109.               Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace  My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei~

Scott Hahn

110.               Spiritual Guide for Christian Living   A Retreat for Lay People~ Ronald A. Knox

111.               Orthodoxy  G.K. Chesterton  Introduction by Philip Yancy

112.               Mamma’s Enchanted Supper and other Stories for the long evenings of Advent  A Memoir ~ Carol DeChant

113.               Story of a Soul  The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux       Third Edition Translated from the Original Manuscripts by John Clarke,O.C.D.

114.               Sister Wendy on Prayer ~ Sister Wendy Beckett Book 1

115.               Messenger  The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek   Jeni Stepanek

116.               The Spiritual Autobiography of Charles De Foucauld   Jean-Francois Six, Editor

117.               Signs of Life   40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots   Scott Hahn

Gwendolyn Clare Gauthreaux-Sherburne, my first cousin, purchased this book and waited in a long line for an inscription from Dr. Hahn after his lecture in Montgomery, AL on 27 April 2013.                                                               She uttered to him “My cousin, Bernadette, walks with you in her ear every morning after Mass and said for me to tell you that you and she are growing old together; that she couldn’t walk without you! Thank you for writing!!” His inscription with signature... “You’re welcome!!!” I really think the man might have been speechless!! I constantly watch for him on EWTN and learn so very much from everything that pours forth from his mouth!!! Recently while seated next to a religious she shared with me that her sister is in his parish and that they are the most wonderful, ordinary and humble of families serving in every parish ministry where help is needed!! God bless them all!

118.               Veronica’s Veil   Autobiography of a Carmelite Nun Sister Mary of St. Peter Translated by Rev. Emeric Scallan, S.T.B.

119.               Forty Years Missionary in Arkansas   Father E.J. Weibel 1853 - 1934   by Sister M. Agnes, O.S.B.

120.               Peace I Know   Udochukwu Vincent Ogbuji  (Fr. Udo!)  ~ Chaplain Olivetan Benedictine Sisters, Holy Angels Convent, Jonesboro, AR  20 July 2013

121.               Happy Are You Poor   The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom  Thomas Dubay

122.               Little Talks with God                 St. Catherine of Siena

123.               Walk in a Relaxed Manner  Life Lessons from The Camino  Joyce Rupp

My nephew, Nique, and I are planning to walk The Camino/Santiago de Compostela (across northern Spain) in a few years therefore let us begin this pilgrimage with a little reading!! It should help the resolve! 

124.               Saint Thomas Aquinas   “The Dumb Ox”    G.K. Chesterton

125.               Pope Francis  Why He Leads the Way He Leads   Lessons from the First Jesuit Pope     Chris Lowney

126.               Edison   Inventing the Century   A Biography by Neil Baldwin

127.               Mother Angelica  The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles    Raymond Arroyo

128.               The Art of Praying   The Principles and Methods of Christian Prayer

Romano Guardini

129.               Ordinary Work, Ordinary Grace   My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei

Scott Hahn

130.               Go! You Are Sent   An incredible odyssey of faith   Genie Summers

131.               The Grace of Ars           Fr. Frederick Miller

I just can’t read enough about St. John Mary Vianney, the Curé de Ars!

132.               Notre Dame in the New World:  A Vision Realized   The study of Nineteenth Century America and its reality for the first Sisters of Notre Dame in America  By Sister Louanna Orth, SNDdeN

133.               The History of the Sisters of Divine Providence  San Antonio, TX

Sister Mary Generosa Callahan, C.D.P.

134.               Sr. Wendy on Prayer (Sr. Wendy Beckett, Hermit)          Book 2

135.               Torn     Justin Lee

136.               Saint John Paul the Great           His Five Loves  Jason Evert

137.               Saints for Now  Edited by Clare Luce Booth, 1952

138.               Einstein  His Life and Universe   Walter Isaacson

139.               My Brother, the Pope        Georg Ratzinger As told to Michael Hesemann

140.               Pope John XXlll A Spiritual Biography   Christian Feldman

This wonderful Saint keeps crossing my desk, book after book and thought after thought…I love him!

141.               Genius Born of Anquish  The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen  

Michael W. Higgins & Kevin Burns

142.               Becoming Who You Are                        James Martin, SJ

143.               Antonio’s Will   A Story of Sacrifice, Love, Tragedy and Injustice

A Historical Novel by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini

144.               Antonio’s Grace   An Island’s Plea for a Native Son   Book Two of the Antonio Series by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini 

145.               Albert Schweitzer:  Out of My Life and Thought

146.               The Gift of Saint John Paul ll   A Celebration of His Enduring Legacy

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington

147.               Wind, Sand and Stars                 Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

148.               The Strangest Way   Walking the Christian Path               Robert Barron

149.               Personal History   Katherine Graham

150.               The Solace of Fierce Landscapes   Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality   Belden C. Lane

151.               The Geography of God’s Mercy  Stories of Compassion and Forgiveness

Patrick Hannon, CSC. Read during an upper respiratory infection assault that lasted for weeks and Fr. Hannon surely helped the medicine go down! Wonderful!

152.               The Mount Athos Diet               Richard Storey, Sue Todd and  Lottie Storey

153.               A Family Farm in Tuscany         Sarah Fioroni…absolutely delightful!

154.               Pilgrimage   Exploring a Great Spiritual Practice   Edward Sellner

155.               The Way   Furrow   The Forge    St. Josemaría Escrivá

156.               My Life with Karol   My Forty-Year Friendship with the May Who Became Pope   Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz in Conversation with Gian Franco Svidercoschi

157.               Special Commemorative Edition TIME   Mother Teresa at 100   The Life and Works of a Modern Saint….inhaled the week prior to Mother’s canonization Sunday 04 September 2016!!

158.               Such a Vision of the Street     Mother Teresa – The Spirit and the Work 

Eileen Egan

159.               Something Beautiful for God   Mother Teresa of Calcutta  Malcolm Muggeridge

160.               Mother Teresa  A Complete Authorized Biography    Kathryn Spinks

161.               The Rosary in Space and Time    Ruth Rees

162.               Unfinished Business   One’s Mans Extraordinary Year or Trying To Do The Right Things   Lee Kravitz…wonderful!!

163.               Dairy of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska  Divine Mercy in My Soul 

164.               Food In History…Prehistoric World  to the Modern World 1800 to the Present Day    Reay Tannahill

165.               Travelers Along the Way   The Men and Women who shaped my life… Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.

166.               Transformation in Christ   On the Christian Attitude   Dietrich Von Hildebrand

167.               Why The Mystics Matter Now…Frederick Bauerschmidt

168.               Sam Walton  The Inside Story of the World’s Richest Man  Vance H. Trimble

169.               A Catholic Guide to the Bible   Father Oscar Lukefahr, C.M.

170.               The Quotable Fulton Sheen  A Topical Compilation of the Wit, Wisdom, and attire of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen   Edited by George J. Marlin, Richard P. Rabatin and John L. Swan

171.               Martin of Tours  Soldier  Bishop  Saint   Régine Pernoud

172.               The Great Bridge    The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

David McCullough

173.               Einstein   The Passions of a Scientist    Barry Parker

174.               Rise Let Us Be On Our Way   John Paul ll

175.               My Brother, the Pope   Georg Ratzinger   As told to Michael Hesemann

176.               The Life and Times of Fulton J. Sheen   America’s Bishop   Thomas C. Reeves

177.               Death Comes For The Archbishop   Willa Cather

178.               Angels Coming Down   M. Jacqueline DeRouen

179.               The Wright Brothers     David McCullough   Wonderful!

180.               The American Spirit     David McCullough

181.               John Adams     David McCullough          Wonderful! Wonderful!

182.               Building a Bridge   How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity  James Martin, S.J.

183.               The Path Between the Seas   The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914         David McCollough…love this author whom I want as a grandfather!!

184.               Faith Of Our Mothers   The Stories of Presidential Mothers from Mary Washington to Barbara Bush    Harold J. Gullan     Absolute wonderful reading!

185.               Steve Jobs   Walter Isaacson

186.               The Innovators   How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution   Walter Isaacson   Great idea book as I contemplate a program for all:  “Heritage:  Hang It All On The Family Wall!!”

187.               Leap of Faith  Memoirs of an Unexpected Life  Queen NOOR  Couldn’t put it down!

188.               The Widow of Clicquot   The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It    Tilar J. Mazzo  This book was picked up by my son while visiting a champagne/wine shop in Ashville, NC.  I picked it up while visiting and read it in three days!  Love interesting and fascinating historical times and characters and this is certainly one!

189.               Personal Notes   Bernadette Soubirous   Tis a tiny little BIG book gathered up by my sister Constance Victoria and her husband Victor Wayne while on pilgrimage in Lourdes, France 2018.

190.               A Reporter’s Life   Walter Cronkite

191.               Hammarskjold  A life   Roger Lipsey

192.               Edith Stein   The Untold Story of the Philosopher and Mystic Who Lost Her Life in the Death Camps of Auschwitz   Waltraud Herbstrith. O. C. D.

193.               The Cloud of Unknowing    Anonymous   Edited by Bernard Bangley

194.               Hurting In The Church  A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics  Father Thomas Berg

195.               Streams of Contentment  Robert J. Wicks

196.               Life Is Worth Living   The Most Reverend Fulton J. Sheen, D.D.

My father loved this man! He gathered us in the back room where he and mom lead us in a decade of the rosary then turned on the T.V. and there we sat enthralled as we watched the cape and all. I still do with those marvelous reruns! Thank you Blessed Sheen!

197.               Onward   How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul

Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon

198.               Weaving the Web   THE ORIGINAL DESIGN and         ULTIMATE DESTINY of the WORLD WIDE WEB BY ITS INVENTOR 

Tim Berners-Lee with Mark Fischetti

199.               Working  Researching, Interviewing, Writing      Robert A. Caro

200.               Yesterday, Today, and Forever   Maria von Trapp

201.               Edith Stein  A Biography  The Untold Story of the Philosopher and Mystic Who Lost Her Life in the Death Camps of Auschwitz  Waltraud Herbstrith, O.C.D.

202.               Auditions    A Memoir    Barbara Walters

203.               What’s So Good About Tough Times   Stories of People Refined by Difficulty! Wonderful Read!

Geraldine Brooks, historical fiction … wonderful reads!

204.               1- ‘People of the Book’ …read while in North Carolina!

205.               2- ‘Caleb’s Crossing’…Geraldine Books #2 and could not put ‘Caleb’ aside!

206.               3- ‘March’ A Novel…’Geraldine’ and I are on a first name basis!!

207.               4- ‘Foreign Correspondence’ A Pen Pals Journey From Down 

Under To All Over    Geraldine Brooks…it’s called summer reading!

         5- ‘Year of Wonders’   Lady Brooks!!

208.               Educated   A Memoir   Tara Westover  

209.               The Moment of Lift   How Empowering Women Changes the World  Melinda Gates

210.               A Woman of No Importance   The Untold Story of Virginia Hall   WW II’s Most Dangerous Spy   Sonia Purnell   … my sister Constance Victoria sent this exciting tome to me and I told her of Geraldine Brooks sending her ‘March’!!

211.               Travels with Charley   In Search of America    John Steinbeck

212.               The Snowball  Warren Buffet and the Business of Life  Alice Schroeder

213.               My Heart will Triumph   Mirjana Soldo

214.               My Sisters the Saints   A Spiritual Memoir   Colleen Carroll Campbell

215.               The Apparitions of Our Lady at Medjugorje   Svetozar Kraljevic, O.F.M.

216.               MEDJUGORJE  The Message   Wayne Weible…I interviewed this gentle gentlemen in 1990 and he inscribed in his book after asking the name of my son:  Antoine – “Pray and listen to your earthly mother and your Spiritual mother, Wayne”  Beautiful Mr. Weible died in 2018. This is 2019 and I am reading this heavenly tome.

217.               O Pioneers!   Willa Cather! Wonderful!

218.               One of Ours   Willa Cather! Wonderful!

219.               Father Elijah  An Apocalypse   Michael O’Brien…read in two days; Hector had to make the beds and cook!!

220.               Island of the World   A Novel   Michael O’Brien…could not put this incredible book down reading and reading and reading…

221.               The Father’s Tale…A Novel   Michael O’Brien... for this one consulted a world map as I followed the protagonist across the world! Wonderful read!

222.               The Fisherman’s Tomb   The True Story of the Vatican’s Secret Search   John O’Neill

223.               The American Story   Conversations with Master Historians  David M. Rubenstein

224.               On the Edge of Infinity  A Biography of Michael D. O’Brien   Clemens Cavallin

225.               Theophilos   A Novel    Michael D. O/Brien

226.               Strangers and Sojourners  A Novel    Michael O’Brien

227.               Plaque Journal   A Novel    Michael O’Brien

228.               My Life in France   Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme

229.               Eclipse of the Sun    A Novel   Michael O’Brien

230.               Libraries in the Ancient World   Lionel Casson

231.               Elijah in Jersalem   Michael O’Brien

232.               Cry of the Stone   A Novel   Michael O’Brien…last of the series. What an ingenious, sensitive, spiritual writer. I miss him already!! I must reread all!

233.               The Shoes of the Fisherman   Morris L. West’s towering novel of the modern Papacy

234.               I Am Malala   The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By The Taliban   Malala Yousafzie   with Christina Lamb

235.               The Library Book   Susan Orlean…A wonderful read during the COVID-19 pandemic! I think I will reread this jewel!









Absolutely love this venue in gifting for others; everyone wins

for ‘to know Him is to love Him is to serve Him and to be happy with Him in this life and the next!’




Upon request, audiocassettes (Really! Audiocassettes!! Keep reading!!) galore were given to me by Sr. Eileen Sweeney S.N.D de N. of Trinity University, Washington, D.C.. They are of lectures for the ‘Education for Parish Service Program’ over a three year period.  The majority of tapes are of Fr. David Reid, SS.CC. and Sr. Mary Ann Cook, SNDdN.  Other audiocassettes were gifts from my mentor, pastor, teacher and friends, Msgr. Irving A. DeBlanc and Fr. Donald Pelous and others acquired over time.


My brisk walk after Mass is learning time with these wonderful tapes/CDs in my ear and mind fully engaged while feet trod!  A few listed …


1.      A Journey Into Faith:  The Spirituality of Thomas Merton  Talks by: 

John Eudes Bamberger O.C.S.O., Henri Nouwen and David Steindl-Rast O.S.B.

2.      Thomas Merton Tapes (His Lectures at Abbey of Gethsamani! Wonderful!)

3.      Going on Retreat with Fr. Brian Mullady

4.      Back to Basics by Fr. Brian Mullady (Understanding Catholic Faith Through the Apostles Creed…)

5.      A Tour of the Catechism   Fr. Brian Mullady

6.      The Nature and Person of Christ   Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P.

7.      An Evangelization Retreat   Live  Fr. Brian Mullady

8.      History of the Catholic Church   Fr. Charles Conner

9.      Veritatis Splendor  The Splendor of Truth   Fr. George Rutler

10.   The Apologetics of St. Thomas Aquinas with Mark McNeil

11.   The Answers to the Seven Burdens of Life   Based on the Seven Last Words of Christ   Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

12.   Living the Call of Peace   Fr. Benedict Groeschel

13.   A Biblical Understanding of Mary   Scott Hahn

14.   The Gospel of Mark   Dr. Scott Hahn

15.   The Sermon on the Mount by Scott Hahn

16.   The First Epistle of Peter  A Bible Study with Scott Hahn

17.   Eternal Life presents…His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze  “The Liberating Power of the Catholic Church” & Father John A. Hardon, S.J., S.T.D. “…Not Only Will They Not be Saved” …responsibility as a Catholic in today’s world.        Absolutely powerful!

18.   “The Bible Says What?”  Dealing with Difficult Scripture Passages

Rev. J. Patrick Mullen, S.T.L., Ph.D.

19.   The New Testament:  A Guided Tour   Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

20.   The Trinity  Exploring the Great Christian Mystery  Fr. John Farrelly, OSB

21.   God and Nature in Western Thought from the Dark Ages to the Enlightenment   David J. Collins, S.J., Ph.D.

22.   The Gospel of Mark   Fr. John R. Donahue, S.J.

23.   St .Augustine:  Life, Eloquence and Theology   Fr. William Harmless, S.J.

24.   Themes of the Gospel of John  John Sanford

25.   The Eagle’s Flight  John Sanford

26.   The Great Courses  Philosophy & Intellectual History  The Ethics of Aristotle  Father Joseph Koterski, S.J.

27.   Letter of St. Paul to the Romans  It’s Message for Today’s Church  Fr. Stephen Doyle, ofm, S.S.L.

28.   The Book of Job as a Drama  Rev. Lawrence J. Boadt, csp, SSD

29.   The Book of Daniel and Biblical Apocalyptic for the Millennium

Rev. Lawrence J. Boadt, C.S.P.

30.   Discovering the Power of Genesis  Rev. Lawrence J. Boadt,  C.S.P., STD

31.   The Book of Three Ages Isaiah   Rev. Lawrence J. Boadt, csp, S.S.D.

32.   Prophecy in the Old Testament  Part One  Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP

33.   Finding the God Within  The Message of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity    Margaret Dorgan, DCM

34.   Failure of the Liturgical Reform  Abbot Boniface Luykx

35.   Welcome to the Catholic Church on CD-Rom

36.   Therese  An Intimate Companion  Bishop Patrick V. Ahern

37.   St. Therese of Lisieux   A Triduum  Bishop Patrick V.  Ahern

38.   God in the Human Story  Through the Eyes of Thesese of Lisieux

Sr. Vilma Seelaus, ocd

39.    Making Sense Out Of Suffering   Dr. Scott Hahn 

40.    Why Do We Have A Pope?   Dr. Scott Hahn

41.   The True Meaning of Christmas   Archbishop Fulton Sheen

42.   The True Meaning of Easter   Archbishop Fulton Sheen

43.   Signs of Life  Catholic Customs and their Biblical Roots   Dr. Scott Hahn

44.   Abba or Allah  Important Differences Between Catholicism and Islam

Dr. Scott Hahn

45.   A Journey Through Advent Fr. Robert Barron

46.   Who Do You Say That I Am? The Four Great Expectations of the Messiah

Fr. Robert Barron

47.   Following The Call of Christ               Biblical Stories of Conversion

Fr. Robert Barron

48.   Seven Deadly Sins   Seven Lively Virtues      Fr. Robert Barron

49.   A Retreat with Teilhard Chardin   Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D., 6 Conferences on 3 CD’s


Will cease fire for now for I want to read, read, read!!!