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Readers' Corner

SJU President Michael Hemesath

Dr. Michael Hemesath

Recommended Reading Titles

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light by Ivan Klima

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Rock Springs by Richard Ford

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power by Niall Ferguson

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

The Hill Bachelors by William Trevor

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

The Haunted Land by Tina Rosenberg

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Middlemarch by Georg Eliot

Endurance by Alfred Lansing

CSB President Mary Dana Hinton

Mary Hinton

Recommended Reading Titles

Dance of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Women's Spirituality by Maria Harris

Reclaiming the Spirituals:  New Possibilities for African American Christian Education by Rolanda Smith

Resonant Leadership:  Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope and Compassion by Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee

The Prophetic Imagination, 2nd Edition  by Walter Brueggemann

Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker

Challenging Women Since 1913: The College of Saint Benedict
  by Annette Atkins

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple

Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future  by Margaret J. Wheatley

You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church...and Rethinking Faith  by David Kinnaman

Women and the Word:  The Gender of God in the New Testament and the Spirituality of Women by Sandra M. Schneiders

Hagar's Daughters:  Womanist Ways of Being in the World by Diana L. Hayes


Abbot John Klassen

Recommended Reading Titles

Without Buddha I Could Not Be Christian by Paul Knitter

The Road to Eternal Life: Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict's Rule by Michael Casey

Conversation With Saint Benedict: The Rule in Today's World by Terrence G. Kardong

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey

Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer

Monastic Vision for the 21st Century edited by Patrick Hart

Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop by Rembert Weakland

The Bible and Science: Longing for God in a Science-Dominated World by Vincent M. Smiles

Marcel Breuer and a Committee of Twelve Plan a Church by Hilary Thimmesh


Prioress Michaela Hedican, OSB


Recommended Reading Titles

 An Infinity of Little Hours by Nancy Klein McGuire

Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr

The Holy Longing by Ron Rolheiser

Meeting Christ in His Mysteries by Gregory Collins, OSB

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Quentins by Maeve Binchy

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Art of Leadership by Notker Wolf, O.S.B and Enrica Rosanna

The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See by Richard Rohr

Challenging Women Since 1913: The College of Saint Benedict
by Annette Atkins