Fr. Michael Fish’s Reading List



(Numbered readings are especially recommended for Parishioners of St. Leo the Great.)

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1. Abhishiktananda, Swami. 1993. Prayer. Delhi, India: ISPCK.

Barrett O.S.B., Mark. 2002. Crossing: Reclaiming the Landscape of Our Lives. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing.

2. Beckett, Sister Wendy. 1994. Sister Wendy’s Grand Tour: Discovering Europe’s Great Art. London: BBC Books.

3. Beckett, Wendy. 2007. Sister Wendy on Prayer. New York: Harmony Books.

4. Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection. 1977. The Practice of the Presence of God.

Translated by John J. Delaney. New York: Image Books.

5. Chapman O.S., B., Dom John. 1969. Spiritual Letters. London: Sheed and Ward.

Clément, Olivier. 2000. On Human Being: A Spiritual Anthropology. New York: New City Press.

6. Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems. 2007. Edited by Roger Housden, Harmony Books. New York.

The Fire of Silence and Stillness: An Anthology of Quotations for the Spiritual Journey. 1995.

Edited by Paul Harris. Springfield, IL: Templegate Puslishers.

Fischer, Norman. 2001. Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms. New York: Viking Compass.

Gargano O.S.B., Innocenzo. 2007. Holy Reading: An Introduction to Lectio Divina.

London: Canterbury Press Norwich.

The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master. 1999. Translated by Daniel Landinsky. New York: Penguin/Arkana.

Gruen, Anselm. 1999. Heaven Begins Within You: Wisdom from the Desert Fathers.

Translated by Peter Heinegg. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company.

7. Hays, Edward. 1979. Prayers for the Domestic Church: A Handbook for Worship in the Home. Leavenworth, KS: Forest of Peace Publishing, Inc.

Heermann, Barry. 2004. Noble Purpose: Igniting Extraoardinary Passion for Life and Work. Fairfax, VA: QSU Publishing Company.

8. Housden, Roger. 2001. Ten Poems to Change Your Life. New York: Harmony Books.

9.——. 2009. For Lovers of God Everywhere: Poems of the Christian Mystics. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc.

Johnson, Robert A. 1983. We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

______. 1987. Ecstasy: Understanding the Psychology of Joy. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

———. 1989. He: Understanding Masculine Psychology. Edited by Revised Edition. New York: Harper & Row Publishers.

———. 1991. Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche. New York: HarperSan Francisco.

10. Katie, Byron. 2003. Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Lane, Belden C. 1998. The Solace of Fierce Landscapes. New York: Oxford University Press.

Louf, André. 1975. Teach Us To Pray: Learning a Little About God. Translated by Hubert Hoskins. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press.

Luke, Helen M. 2001. Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On: The Autobiography and Journals of Helen M. Luke. New Yorik: Bell Tower.

11. Living with Christ: Your Daily Companion for Praying & Living the Eucharist. April, 2011

12. Main, John. 1997. Silence and Stillness in Every Season: Daily Readings with John Main, Harris, Paul. New York: Contiuum.

Matthew, Iain. 1995. The Impact of God: Soundings from St. John of the Cross. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

13. Merton, Thomas. 1972. New Seeds of Contemplation. New York: New Directions Books.

_______. 2007. A Book of Hours. Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Books.

14. Metz, Johannes Baptist. 1998. Poverty of Spirit. Translated by John Drury. New York: Paulist Press.

15. Oliver, Mary. 2002. Thirst: Poems by Mary Oliver. Boston: Beacon Press.

O’Donohue, John. 2002. Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong. 2002: Perennial.

16 .———. 2008. To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings. New York: Doubleday.

Pieper, Josef. 1963. Leisure: The Basis of Culture. New York: The New American Library.

Rahner, S.J., Karl. 1993. On Prayer. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press.

Rilke, Rainer Maria. 2005. Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God. Translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy. New York: Riverhead Books.

17. Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation. 2003. Edited by Roger Housden. New York: Harmony Books.

Sloman, James. 1981. Nothing. Durham, N.C.: Dana Institute.

18. Tolle, Eckhart. 1999. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Novato, CA: New World Library.

19. ———. 2995. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. New York: Plume/Penguin.

Whyte, David. 2009. The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship. New York: Riverhead Books.

A Word in Season: Readings for the Liturgy of the Hours. Ordinary Time, Year II

(Weeks 1-17), Augustinian Press. Villanova, PA.