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Religious Life

  • Poverty, Celibacy, and Obedience: A Radical Option for Life. Diarmuid O'Murchu. Crossroad Publishing, Co. 1999.
  • The Fire in These Ashes: A Spirituality of Contemporary Religious Life. Joan Chittister, OSB. Sheed & Ward Publishing, 1995.
  • Selling All: Commitment, Consecrated Celibacy, and Community in Catholic Religious Life. Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM. Paulist Press. 2001.
  • Celibacy: A Way of Loving, Living and Serving. A.W. Richard Sipe. Triumph Books. 1994.
  • Community: The Structure of Belonging. Peter Block. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2008.
  • Wrestling with God: Religious Life in Search of its Soul. Barbara Fiand. Herder Publishers. 1996.
  • Religious Life at the Crossroads: A School for Mystics and Prophets. Amy Hereford, CSJ. Orbis Books. 2013.

Discernment & Vocation

  • God's Voice Within: The Ignatian Way to Discover God's Will. Mark Thibodeaux and James Martin SJ. Loyola Press. 2010.
  • Discernment: A Path to Spiritual Awakening. Rose Mary Dougherty. Paulist Press. 2009.
  • Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way. Nancy Bieber. Skylight Paths Publishing. 2010.
  • Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. Parker J. Palmer. Jossey-Bass Publishers. 2000.
  • Listening to the Music of the Spirit: The Art of Discernment. David Lonsdale, SJ. Ave Maria Press. 1992.
  • SING A New Song: The Christian Vocation. Timothy Radcliffe, OP. Templegate Publishers. 1999.
  • Catholics on Call: Discerning a Life of Service in the Church. Robin Ryan, Editor. Liturgical Press. 2010.
  • Called, Formed, Sent. Richard Rohr, OFM. Doubleday and Company. 1985.
  • Vocations Anonymous: A Handbook for Adults Discerning Priesthood & Religious Life. Kathleen Bryant, RSC. National Coalition for Church Vocations. 1997.

Franciscan Sources

  • Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Richard Rohr, OFM. Franciscan Media. 2014.
  • Compassion: Living in the Spirit of St. Francis. Ilia Delio, OSF. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 2011.
  • Clare of Assisi: A Heart Full of Love. Ilia Delio, OSF. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 2007.
  • The Place We Call Home: Spiritual Pilgrimage As A Path To God. Murray Bodo, OFM. Paraclette Press. 2004.
  • The Way of St. Francis: The Challenge of Franciscan Spirituality for Everyone. Murray Bodo, OFM. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 1995.
  • The Humility of God. Ilia Delio, OSF. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 2006.
  • Franciscan Prayer. Ilia Delio, OSF. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 2004.
  • Francis: The Journey and the Dream. Murrary Bodo, OFM. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 1988.

General Spirituality

  • The Holy Longing: The Search For A Christian Spirituality. Ronald Rolheiser. Doubleday Publishers. 2003.
  • My Dear Young Friends: Pope John Paul II Speaks to Teens on Life, Love, and Courage. John Vitek, Editor. St. Mary Press. 2001.
  • Garden of A Thousand Gates: Pathways to Prayer. Carl Koch. St. Mary Press. 1998.
  • Going On Retreat: A Beginner's Guide to the Christian Retreat Experience. Margaret Stilf. Loyola Press. 2002.
  • Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day. Macrina Wiederkehr. Sorin Books. 2008.
  • Seeds of Faith: Practices to Grow A Healthy Spiritual Life. Jeremy Langford. Paraclette Press. 2007.
  • Lectio Divina: The Sacred Art, Transforming Words & Images into Heart-Centered Prayer. Christine Valters Paintner, PhD. Skylight Paths Publishing. 2011.
  • Praying in Color: Drawing A New Path to God. Sybil MacBeth. Paraclete Press. 2007.
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