Have you made a New Year’s resolution to spend more time in study? We’ve asked spiritual directors who are also Cursillistas to provide some ways to help you stay inspired and on track. Resources will be added as they’re submitted. We’d love to hear from the whole community! Just send a note with the book/course/Web site that is helping you on your journey and why, along with your name, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Here are some suggestions for further formation passed along to me a few years ago when I asked a similar question of Sister Anne Jordan: Belonging to God: A Personal Training Guide for a Deeper Catholic Spiritual Life by Msgr. Charles M. Murphy; Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis deSales, my personal favorite; and Arise–A Christian Psychology of Love by Msgr. Chester P. Michael.” — Mary Lou McGonigle
A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants by Rueben P. Job and Norman Shawchuck. “This book is one you’ll go back to over and over again. I have been reading and re-reading it for 30 years. As my friend George McAleer describes it, it is as if someone went through a large library of spiritual books, picked the gems from each one, and compiled them under a single cover. Many members of my current and past group reunions have also been using this valuable resource for years. It is not uncommon to hear during Study, ‘I was into “The Book” this week and was moved by….’ Get the hardback version as it will be with you for a very long time. This little book will introduce you to a number of spiritual giants whose other writings you will be led to explore: Henri Nouwen, Carlo Carretto, Teresa of Avila, Brother Lawrence, Thomas Merton, etc.” — Deacon Jim Bayne