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Primary Reading to Nurture Spirituality

Bourgeault, Cynthia: Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening
Cowley, Cambridge 2004.

Leddy, Mary Jo: Radical Gratitude
Orbis Books, Maryknoll NY 2003
Includes beautiful prayers, Mary Jo considers the demands of a consumer and environmental crisis in this reflection and suggests true change can only come from true gratitude.

Newell, J. Phillip: The Book of Creation: an Introduction to Celtic Spirituality
Paulist Press, Mahwak NJ, 1999

Newell, J. Phillip: Christ of the Celts; The Healing of Creation
Wiley Press, Hoboken NJ, 2008

Nouwen, Henri J. M: Making All Things New: An invitation to the Spiritual Life
Harper Collins 1981

Nouwen, Henri J. M: Reaching Out: The Three Movements of Spiritual Life
Doubleday, NY 1975
These two Nouwen books are core spiritual classics.

Sandford, John A: The Kingdom Within, The inner meaning of Jesusí sayings
Harper, San Francisco 1987.

Celtic Spirituality and Prayers

Fitzgerald, William John: A Contemporary Celtic Prayer Book
ACTA Pub. Chicago, IL, 1998

Newell, J. Phillip: Celtic Benediction - Morning and Night Prayer
Eerdmans, Grand Rapids MI, 2000

Newell, J. Phillip: Celtic Treasure: Daily Scriptures and Prayers
Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, MI, 2005

Newell, J. Phillip: Each Day and Night, a 6 Day Cycle
Wild Goose, Glasgow Scotland, 2003

Newell, J. Phillip: Praying With the Earth; A Prayer Book for Peace
Eerdmans, Grand Rapids MI, 2011

Northumbria Community: Celtic Daily Prayer
Harper Collins, London, UK, 2005

Resources for Designing Prayerful Times

Cotter, Jim: Psalms for a Pilgrim People
Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg PA 1998

Merrill, Nan C: Psalms for Praying, An Invitation to Wholeness
Continuum Press, NY 1998
Beloved reframing of the Psalter for the use of a contemplative prayer group

Prayer Books

Deignan, Kathleen, ed: Thomas Merton: A Book of Hours
Sorin Books, Notre Dame, IN 2007
A pattern of daily prayer using writings of Merton instead of scripture.

Celebrating Common Prayer
Bath Press, UK, 2002
From the European Province of the Society of St. Francis.

Tickle, Phyllis: The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime
Doubleday Press, NY 2001

Tickle, Phyllis: The Divine Hours: Prayers for Summertime
Doubleday Press, NY 2000

Tickle, Phyllis: The Divine Hours: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime
Doubleday Press, NY 2000

Tickle, Phyllis: The Night Offices: Prayers for the Hours From Sunset to Sunrise
Oxford University Press, NY 2006


Our thanks to a group of Mentors in the Diocese of New Westminster, and others, who have so graciously shared these resources on personal spirituality. Come back often to look for new additions. Please feel free to offer additional material for this page. Send an E-mail to the WebMaster



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