'Books in General'
In addition ~ Monthly Reading naming a few areas of interest:
Paper: National Catholic Register; Newsletters of Religious Orders: Sisters of Divine Providence/San Antonio, TX, Order of St.
Benedict/Jonesboro, AR, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur/Washington, D.C., Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, AL, Order of Carmelites/New Orleans,
LA, ‘Our State;/NC, SHARE/Catholic Daughters of America, COLUMBIA/Knights of Columbus
Electronic: The Vatican, St. Meinrad Archabbey/St. Meinrad, IN; Belmont Abbey/Belmont, NC, Digital Architecture, Center for Basque Studies,
University of Reno/NV, Smithsonian Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Topics: Monastic Spirituality, Saints, The Popes, Church Fathers, Desert Fathers/Mothers, The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom/Twenty
Centuries of the Spirit and Substance of Catholicism!, Historical Biographies
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.
Three Against the Wind Woman of Courage ~ Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN
Plain and Simple, A Woman’s Journey to the Amish ~ Sue Bender…I love the Amish!
Autumn Gospel Women in the Second Half of Life ~ Kathleen Fisher
Out of This World A Woman’s Life Among the Amish ~ Mary Swander
Most of All They Taught Me Happiness ~ Robert Muller
The Church Visible The Ceremonial Life and Protocol of the Roman Catholic Church 1996 ~ James Charles Noonan, Jr.
A Tree Full of Angels – Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary ~ Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB
The Imitation of Christ ~ Thomas a Kempis
The Interior Castle ~ St .Teresa of Avila
G.K. Chesterton Collected Works Vo. 11 St. Francis of Assisi, The Everlasting Man and St. Thomas Aquinas
After 50 Spiritually Embracing Your Own Wisdom Years ~ Robert Wicks
The Statesman and His Faith Dag Hammarskjold ~ Henry P. Van Dasen
Markings ~ Dag Hammarskjold
A Gift of God ~ Mother Teresa, at least 20 books read by/about M.T.
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
The Gift of Peace ~ Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
The Light Within Us ~ Albert Schweitzer
Apologia Pro Vita Sua ~ John Henry Newman
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!
Bill Gates Speaks ~ Janet Lowe Business @ The Speed of Thought, The Road Ahead
Ideas and Opinions ~ Albert Einstein
A Walk in the Mountains (Lebanon) ~ Ralph & Molly Izzard
The Long Loneliness: An Autobiography of Dorothy Day
The Cost of Discipleship ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Seeking Perspective Weaving Spirituality & Psychology in Search of Clarity
Robert J. Wicks
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 molas! Then I discovered
Aboriginal art! (I have always been drawn to the stick people art! When I sketch, I sketch hieroglyphs!)
Confessions ~ St. Augustine
Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer An Approach to Life in Fullness ~
Bro. David Steindl-Rast
Maria Montessori Her Life and Work ~ E. Mortimer Standing
Wisdom of the CEO 29 Global Leaders Tackle Today’s Most Pressing Business Challenges…missed the author, Public Library, 26 June 2000
Letting Go A Parents Guide To Understanding the College Years!! ~ Coburn & Treeger
Beyond Habitat ~ Moshe Safdie
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; I purchased an architect’s tie in the gift shop and wear it proudly!!
Ordinary Graces Christian Teachings on the Interior Life ~ Lorraine Kisly
The Little Brown Book of Business Wisdom ~ Peter Krauss
Big Questions Worthy Dreams Mentoring Young Adults In Their Search for Meaning, Purpose and Faith ~ Sharon Daloz Parks
The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila (Three Volumes) and St. John of the Cross.
Booknotes America’s Finest Authors on Reading, Writing and the Power of Ideas ~ Brian Lamb
Mental Health in a Mad World ~ James A. Magnes
Maximilian Kolbe Saint of Auschwitz ~ Elaine Murray Stone
Traits of a Healthy Family ~ Dolores Curran
Marrying Well Stages on the Journey of Christian Marriage ~ Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead
Timelock How Life Got So Hectic and What You Can Do About It ~ Ralph Keyes
Ordering Your Private World ~ Gordon MacDonald
Leadership in a Successful Parish ~ Thomas Sweetser, S.J. & Carol Wisniewski Holden
Seasons of Strength New Visions of Adult Christian Maturing ~ Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead
The Management of Ministry Leadership, Purpose, Structure, Community ~ James D. Anderson & Ezra Earl Jones
The Emerging Laity Returning Leadership to the Community of Faith ~ Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead
Creative Ministry ~ Henri J..M. Nouwen
Clinical Handbook of Pastoral Counseling ~ Edited by Robert J. Wicks, Richard D. Parsons & Donald E. Capps
Called to Parish Ministry Identity, Challenges, and Spirituality of Lay Ministers ~ Greg Dues & Barbara Walkley
Community of Faith Models and Strategies for Developing Christian Communities ~ Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead
Secrets of the Saints ~ Henri Ghéon
Saints for Now ~ Edited by Clare Booth Luce
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.
Philosophy of Religion The Impact of Modern Knowledge on Religion ~ Fulton J. Sheen
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!
Modern Saints Their Lives and Faces, Volumes One & Two ~ Ann Ball
Milestones ~ Joseph Ratzinger Memoirs 1927-1977
Padre Pio The Stigmatist ~ Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty
Padre Pio Man of Hope ~ Renzo Allegri
Experiencing Lourdes An Intimate View of the Miraculous Shrine and Its Pilgrims ~
I Married Adventure ~ Osa Johnson
The Fifth Discipline The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization ~
Peter M. Senge
How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization ~ Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D
Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition ~ Jordan Aumann
The New Dictionary of Thoughts A Cyclopedia of Quotations (1955!) ~
Tryon Edwards, D.D., C.N. Catrevas, A.B. and Jonathan Edwards, A.M.
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
Holiness for Housewives (and other working women) ~ Dom Hubert Van Zeller
An absolute favorite, absolutely!!
The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom ~ John A. Hardon, S.J. Twenty Centuries of the Spirit and Substance of Catholicism! Wonderful!!
Splendor in the Ordinary Your Home as a Holy Place ~ Thomas Howard
My Life with the Saints ~ James Martin, S.J.
Spirit of Fire The Life and Vision of Teilhard de Chardin ~ Ursula King
Fire Within St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and the Gospel on Prayer ~
Thomas Dubay, S.M.
The Tattered Heart ~ Mary Diane Langford, C.D.P.
Everyday Spirituality A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth ~ Robert J. Wicks
Directory of the Sisters of Providence of Portieux Containing the works written for them
by Father Moye, Priest, Apostolic Missionary, their Founder
Abandonment to Divine Providence ~ Jean-Pierre De Caussade
Contemplatives in Action the Jesuit Way ~ William A Barry & Robert G. Doherty, S.Js.
The Circle of Mountains A Basque Shepherding Community ~ Sandra Ott, Ph.D
Basque Anthropological Culture Perspectives ~ William A. Douglass, Ph.D and Joseba
The Joy of Full Surrender ~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade
The Practice of the Presence of God ~ Brother Lawrence
Forgiveness One Step at a Time ~ Rev. Joseph F. Sica
The Way The Essential Classic of Opus Dei’s Founder ~ Josemaría Escrivá
The Art of Pilgrimage The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred ~ Phil Cousineau
The Fathers of the Church An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers ~
A Theological Anthropology ~ Hans Urs Von Balthasar
John Henry Newman His Inner Life ~ Dr. Zeno, Capuchin
Bernadette Speaks A Life of Saint Bernadette Soubirous in Her Own Words Rene Laurentin
On The Road ~ Charles Kuralt
A Little Catechism of the Curé of Ars by St. John Vianney
Pope John XX11 Journal of A Soul ~ Translated by Dorothy White
How To Make A Good Confession A Pocket Guide to Reconciliation with God ~
Rev. John A. Kane
The Life of Man with God ~ Thomas Verner Moore, Carthusian
The Apostles Illustrated Edition ~ Pope Benedict XVI
The Joy of Pilgrimage ~ Lori Erickson
The Road Ahead ~ Bill Gates
Straws from the Crib ~ Joseph E. Manton, C.SS.R.
The Grace of the Rosary Scripture, Contemplation, and the Claim of the Kingdom of God ~ Father David P. Reid, sscc
The Spirit of the Curé of Ars ~ Alfred Monnin
The Sermons of the Curé of Ars ~ Translated by Una Morrissy
Life’s Purpose ~ Wisdom from John Henry Newman
Benjamin Franklin: the autobiography and other writings
The Cave of John the Baptist The Stunning Archaeological Discovery That Has Redefined Christian History ~ Shimon Gibson
The Day Christ Died ~ Jim Bishop
Francis de Sales, Jane de Chantal Letters of Spiritual Direction
The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything A Spirituality for Real Life~
James Martin, S.J.
Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei~
Spiritual Guide for Christian Living A Retreat for Lay People~ Ronald A. Knox
Orthodoxy G.K. Chesterton Introduction by Philip Yancy
Mamma’s Enchanted Supper and other Stories for the long evenings of Advent
A Memoir ~ Carol DeChant
Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux Third Edition Translated from the Original Manuscripts by John
- Sister Wendy on Prayer ~ Sister Wendy Beckett Book 1
- Messenger The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek Jeni Stepanek
- The Spiritual Autobiography of Charles De Foucauld Jean-Francois Six, Editor
- 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
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!
- Veronica’s Veil Autobiography of a Carmelite Nun Sister Mary of St. Peter Translated by Rev. Emeric Scallan, S.T.B.
- Forty Years Missionary in Arkansas Father E.J. Weibel 1853 - 1934 by Sister M. Agnes, O.S.B.
- Peace I Know Udochukwu Vincent Ogbuji (Fr. Udo!) ~ Chaplain Olivetan Benedictine Sisters, Holy Angels Convent, Jonesboro, AR 20 July 2013
- Happy Are You Poor The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom Thomas Dubay
- Little Talks with God St. Catherine of Siena
- Walk in a Relaxed Manner Life Lessons from The Camino Joyce Rupp
My nephew, Nique, and I are planning to walk The Camino in three years2016…let us begin this pilgrimage with a little reading!! It should help the
Saint Thomas Aquinas “The Dumb Ox” G.K. Chesterton
Pope Francis Why He Leads the Way He Leads Lessons from the First Jesuit Pope Chris Lowney
Edison Inventing the Century A Biography by Neil Baldwin
Mother Angelica The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles Raymond Arroyo
The Art of Praying The Principles and Methods of Christian Prayer
Ordinary Work, Ordinary Grace My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei
Go! You Are Sent An incredible odyssey of faith Genie Summers
The Grace of Ars Fr. Frederick Miller
I just can’t read enough about St. John Mary Vianney, the Curé de Ars!
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
By Sister Louanna Orth, SNDdeN
The History of the Sisters of Divine Providence San Antonio, TX
Sister Mary Generosa Callahan, C.D.P.
- Sr. Wendy on Prayer (Sr. Wendy Beckett, Hermit) Book 2
- Torn Justin Lee
- Saint John Paul the Great His Five Loves Jason Evert
- Saints for Now Edited by Clare Luce Booth, 1952
- Einstein His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson
- My Brother, the Pope Georg Ratzinger As told to Michael Hesemann
- Pope John XXlll A Spiritual Biography Christian Feldman This wonderful Blessed man keeps crossing my desk, book after book and thought…I love him!
- Genius Born of Anquish The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen Michael W. Higgins & Kevin Burns
- Becoming Who You Are James Martin, SJ
- Antonio’s Will A Story of Sacrifice, Love, Tragedy and Injustice A Historical Novel by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
- Antonio’s Grace An Island’s Plea for a Native Son Book Two of the Antonio Series by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
- Albert Schweitzer: Out of My Life and Thought
- The Gift of Saint John Paul ll A Celebration of His Enduring Legacy Cardinal Donald Wuerl Archbishop of Washington
- Wind, Sand and Stars Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
- The Strangest Way Walking the Christian Path Robert Barron
- Personal History Katherine Graham
- The Solace of Fierce Landscapes Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality Belden C. Lane
- 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! Absolutely wonderful!
The Mount Athos Diet Storey, Todd and Storey
A Family Farm in Tuscany Sarah Fioroni
Pilgrimage Exploring a Great Spiritual Practice Edward Sellner
The Way Furrow The Forge St. Josemaría Escrivá
My Life with Karol My Forty-Year Friendship with the May Who Became Pope
Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz in Conversation with Gian Franco Svidercoschi
Special Commemorative Edition TIME Mother Teresa at 100 The Live and Works of a Modern Saint….inhaled the week prior to Mother’s
canonization Sunday 04 September 2016!!
Such a Vision of the Street Mother Teresa – The Spirit and the Work Eileen Egan
Something Beautiful for God Mother Teresa of Calcutta Malcolm Muggeridge
Mother Teresa A Complete Authorized Biography Kathryn Spinks
The Rosary in Space and Time Ruth Rees
Unfinished Business One’s Mans Extraordinary Year or Trying To Do The Right Things Lee Kravitz
Dairy of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska Divine Mercy in My Soul
Food In History…Prehistoric World to the Modern World 1800 to the Present Day Reay Tannahill
Travelers Along the Way The Men and Women who shaped my life… Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
I will cease fire for now for I want to read, read, read!!!
This smattering of resources, references and books should get you started!!!
Absolutely love this venue in gifting for others; everyone wins
for ‘to know Him is to love Him is to serve Him!’
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
I walk after daily Mass, a task that I would find impossible to do without these wonderful tapes/CDs in my
ear with 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
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.
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.
Trinity Exploring the Great Christian Mystery Fr. John Farrelly, OSB
21. God and Nature in Western Thought from
the Dark Ages to the Enlightment 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
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
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
Will cease fire for now for I want to read, read, read!!!