Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New (Paperback)

Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New By Father Colleen Griffith (Editor), Father Thomas Groome (Editor) Cover Image

Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New (Paperback)


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How did the maestro advise the young violinist?

There is a story of a young violinist who had an audition at Carnegie Hall. As she hurriedly exited the subway, she was momentarily disoriented. To her relief, she saw an old man with a violin under his arm and thought that surely he would know. 

"Sir, can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?" she asked.

"Practice," he said, with a grin.

It's the same way with Catholic spirituality—growing in faith is all about practice. 

This collection by today's most respected Catholic writers offers a compendium of these practices, traditional and contemporary, that can enable us to sustain and grow a vibrant spiritual life. This must-have volume will quickly become a trusted companion for an entire lifetime of engagement with the beauty and richness of the Catholic faith.

Catholic Spirituality in Practice / Colleen M. Griffith

Practices of Prayer 

  • The Lord's Prayer / N. T. Wright
  • Praying with the Saints / Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ
  • The Jesus Prayer / Joseph Wong, OSB, CAM
  • Intercessory Prayer / Ann Ulanov and Barry Ulanov
  • Centering Prayer / Joseph G. Sandman
  • The Rosary/ Thomas H. Groome
  • Liturgy of the Hours / Elizabeth Collier
  • Praying with Images / Colleen M. Griffith
  • Everyday Prayers / Compiled by Thomas H. Groome
Practices of Care
  • Living the Sacramental Principle / Esther de Waal
  • Practicing Hospitality / Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
  • Practicing Forgiveness / Marjorie J. Thompson
  • Family Life as Spiritual Practice / Wendy M. Wright
  • Dia de los Muertos / Alex Garcia-Rivera
  • Practicing Care for the Environment / United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Practices of Spiritual Growth
  • The Ignatian Examen / Dennis Mamm, SJ
  • Spiritual Direction / Kathleen Fischer
  • Retreats / Anne Luther
  • Lectio Divina / Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM
  • Discernment / David Lonsdale
  • Eucharistic Adoration / Brian E. Daley, SJ
  • The Angelus / Thomas H. Groome
  • Stations of the Cross / Thomas H. Groome
  • Fasting / Joan Chittister, OSB
  • Thanksgiving after Communion / Thomas H. Groome
  • Spiritual Practice Goes Digital / Barbara Radtke
Conclusion: Keep on Practicing, You'll Get Better at It / Thomas H. Groome 
Product Details ISBN: 9781612615653
ISBN-10: 1612615651
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Pages: 176
Language: English