Books we talked about in Ulster

Here is a partial list of some of the many books we talked about, recommended to one another, read from, or otherwise consulted, during the Spirituality and Peacemaking week in Northern Ireland earlier this month. Some of these books were mentioned in our sessions; others were used to help plan the sessions; others came up in informal conversations between the retreat participants. If you weren’t on the retreat, dipping into these books might give you a sense of the breadth of the conversation we had during our week in Ulster. If you were on the retreat, perhaps this list will help you to find a book or two to read, to deepen the experience.

I’m sure there are others that I missed (if anyone who was on the retreat reads this and thinks of a book that was part of the retreat experience for them, please let me know and I’ll add it to this list).

Following the Ancient Path Today
Seven Essential Thomas Merton Books
Rocking Justice & Spirituality: Like the Two Movements of the Breath
The Intelligent Person's Guide to Prayer


  1. Excellent! I was hoping for a list like this!

    Any news on starting up that Rostrevor Retreat FB group? It might be another good place to exchange book recommendations, not just relevant to the retreat specifically but to other topics that came up (for instance, I’m itching to recommend some books on Druidry to anyone interested ;).

  2. brazenbird says:

    Ali – I’m interested!!

  3. Thanks for the partial list. Will welcome the whole list.

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