Catholic Spiritual Practices
A Treasury of Old & New
Edited by Colleen M. Griffith and Thomas H. Groome
"Drawing from the storeroom of both the old and new, this collection offers readers lively entry into the shape and character of Catholic spiritual practice today."
—Colleen M. Griffith, co-editor, Catholic Spiritual Practices
A stellar collection of writers share their wisdom on an array of Christian practices to help you create a deep and vibrant spiritual life.
Colleen M. Griffith
"Spiritual practices render us more open and responsive to the dynamic activity of God's grace..." Read the Introduction to Catholic Spiritual Practices.
Esther de Waal
Celtic spirituality is an approach to life that we have been in danger of losing, this sense of allowing the extraordinary to break in on the ordinary.
In this new interview, authors Griffith and Groome share why spiritual practices are so important to our everyday faith; how to choose a practice; and what their own personal favorite spiritual practices are.
Catholic Spiritual Practices is a joint project with The Church in the 21st Century Center (C21) at Boston College. C21 Associate Director Karen Kelly Kiefer joined us recently to talk about the genesis for the book.
Catholic Spiritual Practices is a tool kit, loaded with different ways to touch the ineffable, to encounter the Divine Mystery.
This book makes a great stocking-stuffer for those—like me, like the authors—who once loved, then repudiated, these traditional practices and need to know it’s OK to embrace them again.
This book alone would not be enough to get you engaged in any form of spiritual praxis, but you might end up with a Catholic Spiritual Practices-shelf, full of books you got after having your attention caught by one of the brief essays.
To be disciples in the world we must start training. It is only through such practices and training that we will move ever closer to the pattern of Christ, our greatest example and teacher.
These essays are appropriate for the teens I teach in our parish’s religious education program and for the adults I come into contact with on a daily basis.