Inspiration Spiritual Formation

Resources for Inspiration: Spiritual Formation

Written by rebeccacraver

The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society

by Henri Nouwen(link to amazon)

“The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective.”  (reposted from

What Is Ignatian Spirituality?

by David L. Fleming (link to amazon)

“In What Is Ignatian Spirituality?,David L. Fleming, SJ, provides an authoritative yet highly accessible summary of the key elements of Ignatian spirituality, among which are contemplative prayer, discernment, and dynamic involvement in service and mission. In twenty concise chapters, Fr. Fleming explains how this centuries-old method of disciplined reflection on God’s work in the world can deepen our spiritual lives today and guide all the decisions we make.”  (reposted from

Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius

by St.Ignatius of Loyola translated by Anthony Mottola (link to amazon)

“Written in 1533, this masterpiece by St. Ignatius has long been recognized as a brilliant and inspired guide to the development of a deeper spirituality.”  (reposted from

The Messy Quest for Meaning: Five Catholic Practices for Finding Your Vocation

by Stephen Martin (link to amazon)

“Drawing on lessons learned from Catholic monks and saints as well as his own experience, Stephen Martin has crafted five unique practices to help Catholics and other seekers grapple with life’s truly important questions and discover their calling in the world.”  (reposted from

New Seeds of Contemplation

by Thomas Merton (link to amazon)

“New Seeds of Contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives.”  (reposted from

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