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In the Summertime

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

As you”re “lazing on a sunner afternoon” this summer, I”d like to propose an interesting reading list, posted at the Tiber River site. It”s a top ten list of autobiographical accounts of spiritual experience. In other words, what do holy, prayerful people themselves have to say about their intimate, personal relationship with Our Lord?

The list is by Fr. Tim Gallagher, O.M.V., an outstanding spirtual director and retreat master. In creating this list, Fr. Tim writes: “”I”ve tried to choose those which are really at the top, most of them saints or others in process of canonization, and a few others who are well known and whose autobiographical writing is spiritually rich and classic. It has meant leaving out many other wonderful writers in this genre (Hilda Graef, Angela of Foligno, Eugenio Zolli, etc.), but that is the point of the ”top ten” in a category, I suppose.”  

To view the top ten list, click here.

For different sort of reading, check out George Weigel’2012-04-24 18:36:13′s informative take on the most recent TIME cover story on the Pope and the sex scandals.