Books and Films

5 October 2021

Book Review: Earth Our Original Monastery

Christine V. Paintner, Earth Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude Through Intimacy with Nature (Notre Dame: Sorin Books, 2020). ‘Cultivating wonder and gratitude through intimacy with nature’ In this reflection by Christine Paintner, who […]
2 August 2021

Book Review: Walking with Ignatius – In Conversation with Darío Menor

Walking with Ignatius by Fr Arturo Sosa, SJ Launched on the eve of the Ignatian Year, Walking with Ignatius is an account of 24 hours of conversation between Dario Menor and Father General of the […]
29 June 2021

Springboards – A deeper Ignatian way, Christopher Gleeson SJ

Springboards – A deeper Ignatian way, Christopher Gleeson SJ A book to help soften people’s hearts, increase gratitude, revive drooping spirits, come alive and soak in God’s love. This timely book arrives as Australians navigate their way […]
25 May 2021

Book Review: The Way to Manresa by Brendan McManus

Brendan McManus’ experience of the Ignatian Camino, is a delightful read in which he draws on his own experience of the Ignatian journey, introduces other characters he meets along the way and holds everything together […]
10 May 2021

Book Review: The Interior Castle

by Teresa of Avila, Mirabai Starr (translator). Over the past ten weeks Faber has been presenting a course which involved reading the sixteenth century spiritual classic, The Interior Castle by St Teresa of Avila.  After […]
31 March 2021

Book Review: The Comfort of Water by Maya Ward

The comfort of Water by Maya Ward (Melbourne: Transit Lounge, 2011) “I don’t like much being in cars.  The smell, the speed, the sense of being away from the ground, cut off from interaction. Cars are just […]
3 March 2021

Conversations with Silence, Sally Longley’s new book

JISA Canisius Spiritual Director, Sally Longley launches her new book Conversations with Silence to much acclaim. “Part memoir and part spiritual instruction guide, Conversations with Silence is a poetically powerful invitation to transform our lives and authenticate […]
8 February 2021

Book Review

Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution by Kathleen Duffy, SSJ Written in 2014 by Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD, who is currently the President of the American Teilhard Association and is also Professor Emerita of […]
16 November 2020

Fratelli Tutti – Brothers and Sisters All

26 October 2020

Film Review – My Octopus Teacher

This is a film that will hold you enthralled even though it involves only two characters over the course of one year. Craig Foster has left his stressful job and returned to a place of […]
14 September 2020

Book Review – Cosmic Sparks

Cosmic Sparks by Margie Abbott rsm This book of prayer services is an amazing collection of quotations, song, litanies, prayers, video clips and rituals that encourages us to explore and express our relationship with Mother Earth. Margie […]
13 August 2020

Book Review

Peter Saunders, founder of the JISA Being with God in Nature Ministry reviews Brian Grogan’s new book, Finding God in a Leaf.   Pope Francis’ in his encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home (2015) says, […]