Good Spiritual Resources

Here you will find a listing of resources and books that I have found helpful in growing, learning and deepening my spiritual life and the life of others.  Feel free to email or contact me on any of this material.  God bless you in your journey of faith. ~ Msgr. Merdian

Keys to a Solid Spiritual Life:

  • Pray every day (about a half an hour)
  • Read the Mass readings every day
  • Attend daily Mass at least once a week
  • Go to Adoration of Jesus in the Eucharist
  • Spend ten minutes each day in quiet contemplation or meditation
  • Pray the Rosary
  • Monthly Confession
  • Magnificat or This is the Day – daily scripture readings with morning and evening prayer

A List of Helpful, Spiritually Rewarding Reads:

Below is a brief listing of what I have found to be good spiritual reading encompassing different areas of focus, prayer or study. Some works revolve around the saints, some about spiritual discernment, some on how to pray or focusing on a spiritual topic. I hope you will find this listing helpful as we all desire to grow in God’s grace and love as his disciples. I hope you find these helpful. ~ Msgr Merdian

  • 7 Secrets of the Eucharist by Vinny Flynn
  • A Friendship Like No Other by William Barry SJA
  • A Time for God by Fr. Jacque Phillipe
  • Hungry for God by Ralph Martin
  • Friendship with Christ by Robert Hugh Benson
  • Reclaiming our Sacramental Character by David Toups
  • Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell
  • Humility of Heart by Cajetan Mary da Bergamo
  • The Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli
  • A Friendship Like No Other by William Barry SJ
  • The Language of God by Francis Collins
  • The Sinners Guide to NFP by Simcha Fisher
  • Be a Man by Larry Richards
  • What Does God Want by Michael Scanlan TOR
  • The Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux