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Recommended Reading

Below are some books and articles that you may find helpful during the discernment process:

  • Let Your Life Speak – Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer
  • Pay Attention to God: Discernment in Prayer by Fr. William A. Barry, SJ
  • Here’s My Heart, Here’s My Hand by Fr. William A. Barry, SJ
  • Seven Principles of the Spiritual Life by Fr. Thomas Bolin, O.S.B.
  • On the Perfection of the Spiritual Life by St. Thomas Aquinas
  • The Three Ages of the Interior Life by Reginald Garrgiou-Lagrange, O.P. 
  • Confidence: The Only Worship by Fr. Faber
  • Finding God's Will for You by St. Francis de Sales
  • Helping Vocations: Confession and Vocations by Fr. John Hardon
  • The Eucharist and Vocations by Fr. John Hardon
  • Sustaining the Spirit: Callings, Commitments, and Vocational Challenges by Catherine Cronin Carotta, Michael Carotta
  • Discern: Mission and Ministry by Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC
  • Vocation, A Reflection by Fr. Franco Cagnasso
  • The Discerning Heart: Discovering a Personal God by Sr. Maureen Conroy, RSM
  • Discernment: Seeking God in Every Situation by Christopher Aridas