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What to Read After a Powerful Retreat

I worked a retreat last weekend. I will be working another retreat this weekend. It came to mind to ask some of my friends along with probing my own mind, a question:

What books would you suggest to someone come off a powerful retreat?

From Sarah Reinhard: Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales

From Andrew Jones: He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Cizsek, S.J.

From Brandon Vogt: Anything by St. Josemaría Escrivá, Fr. Robert Barron, and Fr. Thomas Dubay

I searched through their works and picked out five:

Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of Faith by Fr. Robert Barron
Fire Within by Fr. Thomas Dubay
Prayer Primer: Igniting a Fire Within by Fr. Thomas Dubay
The Way by St. Josemaría Escrivá
Christ is Passy By by St. Josemaría Escrivá

My own recommendations would be:

Listening for Truth by Deacon James Keating
Discernment of Spirits: The Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living by Fr. Timothy Gallagher
Poverty of Spirit by Johaness Baptist Metz
Practice of the Presence of God by Br. Lawrence of the Resurrection

Do you have any suggestions?

About Fr. Kyle

I am a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. I was born and raised right outside New Orleans. I attended Catholic school my entire educational career. By the time I graduated high school, I had two paths to choose: rockstar or priesthood. I pursued both for awhile but eventually came to the understanding God's will was priesthood and my will was rockstardom. After making that decision, to allow God's will to be mine, I needed a new way to channel my creativity. I began writing as I finished up my formation for priesthood. I still play music, but priestly ministry comes first. My bride: St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Harahan, LA.


  1. Williams Barry, Paying attention to God
    Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

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