books and other resources that have made an impact on my spiritual journey

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

In the Palace of the Great King by Julie Ash

I was given this eBook to read and review about young people growing up in the early 2000s hearing the call to religious vocation. I read about half of it before life got in the way. I found the part that I did read to be well written and adequately engrossing. There was a taste of nostalgia in the setting and yet the story is still relatable to today. One day, I'll sit down and finish it to see where the various young people are led.... For more information and more complete reviews, or to read it for yourself, please visit:

Scripture, Doctrine and Theology

The New American Bible

The Liturgy of the Hours

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents

Summa Theologiae by Saint Thomas Aquinas

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

Spiritual Reading

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

The Way of Trust and Love by Jaques Philippe

Introduction to the Devout Life by Saint Francis de Sales

Emotional, Relational, and Mental Well Being

The Mindful Catholic by Dr. Gregory Bottaro

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

It's Just my Nature! by Carol Tuttle