­­Books- in- General!


1.      Poem of the Man-God  Volumes 1-5   Maria Valtorta

2.      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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

9.      The Imitation of Christ ~ Thomas a Kempis

10.  The Interior Castle ~ St .Teresa of Avila

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

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

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

14.  Markings ~ Dag Hammarskjold

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

16.  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!

17.  The Gift of Peace ~ Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

18.  The Light Within Us ~ Albert Schweitzer

19.  Apologia Pro Vita Sua ~ John Henry Newman

20.  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!

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

22.  Ideas and Opinions ~ Albert Einstein

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

24.  The Long Loneliness: An Autobiography of Dorothy Day

25.  The Cost of Discipleship ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

Robert J. Wicks

27.  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!)

28.  Confessions ~ St. Augustine

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

Bro. David Steindl-Rast

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

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

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

33.  Beyond Habitat  ~ Moshe Safdie

34.  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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

41.  Maximilian Kolbe  Saint of Auschwitz ~ Elaine Murray Stone

42.  Traits of a Healthy Family ~ Dolores Curran

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

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

45.  Ordering Your Private World ~ Gordon MacDonald

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54.  Secrets of the Saints ~ Henri Ghéon

55.  Saints for Now ~ Edited by Clare Booth Luce

56.    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.

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

58.  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!

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

60.  Milestones ~ Joseph Ratzinger Memoirs 1927-1977

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

62.  Padre Pio  Man of Hope ~ Renzo Allegri

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

64.  I Married Adventure ~ Osa Johnson

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

Peter M. Senge

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

67.  Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition ~ Jordan Aumann

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

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

69.  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!

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

An absolute favorite, absolutely!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike Aquilina

89.  A Theological Anthropology ~ Hans Urs Von Balthasar

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

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

92.  On The Road ~ Charles Kuralt

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

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

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

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

97.  The Apostles   Illustrated Edition ~ Pope Benedict XVI

98.  The Joy of Pilgrimage ~ Lori Erickson

99.  The Road Ahead ~ Bill Gates

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

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

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

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

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

105.                Benjamin Franklin:  the autobiography and other writings

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

107.                The Day Christ Died ~ Jim Bishop  

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

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

James Martin, S.J.

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

Scott Hahn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

118.                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!

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

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

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

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

123.                Little Talks with God               St. Catherine of Siena

124.                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! 

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

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

127.                Edison   Inventing the Century   A Biography by Neil Baldwin

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

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

Romano Guardini

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

Scott Hahn

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

132.                The Grace of Ars         Fr. Frederick Miller

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

133.                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

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

Sister Mary Generosa Callahan, C.D.P.

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

136.                Torn     Justin Lee

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

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

139.                Einstein  His Life and Universe           Walter Isaacson

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

141.                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!

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

Michael W. Higgins & Kevin Burns

143.                Becoming Who You Are                     James Martin, SJ

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

A Historical Novel by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini

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

146.                Albert Schweitzer:  Out of My Life and Thought

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

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington

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

149.                The Strangest Way   Walking the Christian Path          Robert Barron

150.                Personal History   Katherine Graham

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

152.                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!

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

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

155.                Pilgrimage   Exploring a Great Spiritual Practice          Edward Sellner

156.                The Way   Furrow   The Forge    St. Josemaría Escrivá

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

158.                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!!

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

Eileen Egan

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

161.                Mother Teresa  A Complete Authorized Biography    Kathryn Spinks

162.                The Rosary in Space and Time    Ruth Rees

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

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

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

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

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

168.                Why The Mystics Matter Now…Frederick Bauerschmidt

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

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

171.                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

172.                Martin of Tours  Soldier  Bishop  Saint   Régine Pernoud

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

David McCullough

174.                Einstein   The Passions of a Scientist    Barry Parker

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

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

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

178.                Death Comes For The Archbishop   Willa Cather

179.                Angels Coming Down   M. Jacqueline DeRouen

180.                The Wright Brothers     David McCullough   Wonderful!

181.                The American Spirit     David McCullough

182.                John Adams     David McCullough      Wonderful! Wonderful!

183.                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.

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

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

186.                Steve Jobs   Walter Isaacson

187.                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!!”

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

189.                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!

190.                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.

191.                A Reporter’s Life   Walter Cronkite

192.                Hammarskjold  A life   Roger Lipsey

193.                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.

194.                The Cloud of Unknowing    Anonymous   Edited by Bernard Bangley

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

196.                Streams of Contentment  Robert J. Wicks

197.                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!

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

Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon

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

Tim Berners-Lee with Mark Fischetti

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

201.                Yesterday, Today, and Forever   Maria von Trapp

202.                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.

203.                Auditions    A Memoir    Barbara Walters

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

Geraldine Brooks, historical fiction … wonderful reads!

205.                1- ‘People of the Book’ …read while in North Carolina!

206.                2- ‘Caleb’s Crossing’…Geraldine Books #2 and could not put ‘Caleb’ aside!

207.                3- ‘March’ A Novel…’Geraldine’ and I are on a first name basis!!

208.                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!!

209.                Educated   A Memoir   Tara Westover  

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

211.                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’!!

212.                Travels with Charley   In Search of America    John Steinbeck

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

214.                My Heart will Triumph   Mirjana Soldo

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

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

217.                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 rereading this heavenly tome.

218.                O Pioneers!   Willa Cather! Wonderful!

219.                One of Ours   Willa Cather! Wonderful!

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

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

222.                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!

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

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

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

226.                Theophilos   A Novel    Michael D. O/Brien

227.                Strangers and Sojourners  A Novel    Michael O’Brien

228.                Plaque Journal   A Novel    Michael O’Brien

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

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

231.                Libraries in the Ancient World   Lionel Casson

232.                Elijah in Jerusalem   Michael O’Brien

233.                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!


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

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

237.                The Library Book   Susan Orlean…A wonderful read during the COVID-19 2020 pandemic! I think I will reread this jewel!




239.                Sailing True North   Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character  

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) My paternal great-grandmother, Louisa Thomasina Peterson, was the granddaughter of Admiral Carl Von Norden-Skiold b. 1791 in Sweden. I have placed this wonderful ‘Voyage of Character’ book below her picture in our 116 year old ancestral home of origin (1904) in gratitude and respect 229 years after the Admiral’s birth!

240.                His Holiness   John Paul 11 and the Hidden History of Our Time   Carl Berstein and Marco Politi

241.                The Story of My Life   Helen Keller  with Supplementary Accounts by Anne Sullivan, her teacher and John Mac

242.                Julie Andrews   Home   A Memoir of My Early Years

243.                Lindberg      A. Scott Berg

244.                The Lighthouse  A Novel   Michael D. O.Brien



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 galore (Really! Audiocassettes!! Keep reading!!) 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 mindfully 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!!!