Summer Spiritual Reading List – April 27, 2023

Fr. Michael Hurley, OP joined Patrick for a conversation about spiritual books. Topics included: how reading shapes us (5:10), Father Hurley’s book recommendation (22:14), and Father’s fiction recommendation (35:27). 

Book List: 

  • St. Augustine’s Confessions
  • Loving Jesus with the Heart of Mary by Mother Teresa
  • Jesus in Space by Cecilia Cicone
  • Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis
  • Life of Christ by Fulton Sheen
  • The Incredible Catholic Mass by Fr. Martin von Cochem
  • The Way of Divine Love by Sister Josefa Menendez
  • My Vocation is Love by Father Jean LaFrance
  • Books by Michael O’Brien
  • Louis de Wohl books
  • The Saint Makers by Joe Drape
  • Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas
  • Praying With Dominic by Michael Monshau 
  • Eucharist by Bishop Barron
  • Humility Rules by J. Augustine Wetta OSB
  • To Believe in Jesus by Sr. Ruth Burrows 
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Patrick Conley was born, raised, and baptized in Wisconsin in a Protestant tradition. After meeting his wife, Kendra, through an Evangelical ministry at the University of Minnesota, they entered the Catholic Church in 2010. They listened to Relevant Radio, specifically The Inner Life, while preparing to enter the Church. Conley now holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and has served the Church in both academic theology and grassroots pastoral ministry. Conley teaches religion classes in a Catholic elementary school, serves as his parish Director of Religious Education, and is in formation for the permanent diaconate. He also hosts Practicing Catholic on Relevant Radio, exclusive to the Minneapolis area’s airwaves, and is a traveling presenter for the Catherine of Siena Institute apostolate. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and their bulldogs, Georgie and Bingley.