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Books by Sister Rea McDonnell, SSND
Sister Rea McDonnell’s newest booklet, Pondering in Your Heart, offers reflections and readings for the Advent season. Sister Rea offers thoughtful questions and meaningful photographs for each scripture that can be used for individual contemplation or for group discussions. You can order the booklet through Visual Dynamics Publishing.
Sister Rea McDonnell, SSND, has published a new book, Glory to Glory: Spirit and Sacrament in the Writings of Paul and John. This helpful, eloquent guidebook for learning how to pray with scripture could be used for individual study, but is intended especially for small groups. It encourages scriptural/communal prayer as a path not only to personal holiness but to helping the community achieve its mission of reaching out to others. It offers abundant practical advice about starting a prayer group based on biblical readings. Texts are selected from the Gospel of John and the Letters of Paul. Click here for more information about the book. Click here to preview the book and make a purchase.
Sister Rea's degree is in scripture. Her books, some in collaboration with Holy Cross Sister Rachel Callahan, include:
- Hope for Healing: Good News for Adult Children of Alcoholics (Dubuque: Islewest, 1998; $9.95, and with discount, $8)
Wholing the Heart: Good News for Those Who Grew Up in Troubled Families
(Dubuque: Islewest, 1998; $10.95, and with discount, $9)
- God Is Close to the Brokenhearted: Good News for Those Who Are Depressed*(Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1997; $10.95 and with discount, $9.)
- Harvest Us Home: Good News as We Age (Cincinnati: St Anthony Messenger Press, 2000; $9.95, and with discount, $8)
Rea McDonnell, SSND, also has authored:
- Into the Heart of Mary* (Notre Dame:Ave Maria Press, 2009; $12.95, but with discount: $10. plus postage.)
- When God Comes Close: An introduction to biblical spirituality with exercises for personal prayer and group discussion/faith sharing, using biblical passages. The book has an imprimatur and can even be used with seniors in high school. Boston: Pauline Books and Media, 1995. ($5.25, but with discount, $4.50)
- The Catholic Epistles and Hebrews (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1985; $7.95, but with discount, $5)
- Why, God?: A Glimpse into the Mystery of Suffering *(Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 2002; $13.95, but with discount, $11 plus postage)
The latter two books include exercises for personal reflection and/or prayer.
* An * indicates that the book is available from the publisher or amazon.com, but without a discount. All royalities go to SSND.
For additional information, feel free to contact Sister Rea McDonnell at email@example.com.
Cooking: A Celebration of Earth's Gifts
This cookbook was produced in conjunction with the 175th Anniversary of the congregation on October 24, 2008, and is a celebration of SSND past and present. The book includes favorite recipes of SSNDs and Associates from North America, Japan, Kenya and The Gambia, as well as recipes from two previously published SSND cookbooks. The book also includes interesting food facts, poetry from several SSNDs, household hints, prayers, information about SSND Earth-centered ministries and quotes from SSND Foundress Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger. All these invite readers to think about the food they eat as it relates to their relationships with each other, the Earth and all creation.
The cost is $15 per book plus postage. To order or request information, please contact:
School Sisters of Notre Dame
North American Major Area Coordinating Center
13105 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove, WI 53122-2291
Catholic Schools in Two Worlds: Understanding Governance and Bylaws in Church and Civil Law by Sister Deborah Cerullo, SSND, J.D., J.C.L
Catholic Schools in Two Worlds examines canonical and civil legal structures of Catholic schools. The legal obligations of a Catholic school exist in two worlds, that of the Catholic Church and that of civil society. The Catholic Church's legal system, called canon law, provides norms and standards concerning the life of the Church, including Catholic education. The civil legal structure of the Catholic school, with its various roles and responsibilities, protects the Church's mission and property according to the laws of civil society. Sister Deborah is an attorney and canonist in private practice, primarily representing Catholic religious organizations. She serves on the board of Blessed Sacrament School in Providence, R.I., and is a commissioner on the Rhode Island Ethics Commission. Her book is available through the National Catholic Education Association website at www.ncea.org at a cost of $17 to NCEA members and $26 to nonmembers.
After Silence - by Sister Maura Eichner, SSND
“After Silence” is a new selection of poems previously published by Sister Maura Eichner, SSND. During her life, more than 350 of Sister Maura’s poems were published in literary magazines, journals and newspapers including America, The New York Times, Yale Review and Commonweal; and in 10 collections, including “Initiate the Heart” (1946), “The Word is Love” (1958); “Walking on Water” (1972), “What We Women Know” (1980) and “Hope is a Blind Bard” (1989). An alumna of Notre Dame of Maryland University’s class of 1941, Sister Maura died in 2009 at the age of 94. In her honor, Notre Dame established the Sister Maura Eichner Endowed Chair in English.
Order “After Silence” here.
Rescuing Regina:The Battle to Save a Friend from Deportation and Death
by Sister Josephe Marie Flynn
A decade after fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo for the United States, having endured rape, imprisonment, and torture in her homeland, Regina Bakala found herself locked in a U.S. prison facing deportation to almost certain death.
This harrowing true story of an asylum seeker and young mother of two tells how her husband, a feisty nun, a pit bull lawyer, and a group of volunteers set aside political differences to galvanize a movement to save Regina.
For additional information about Sister Josephe, Regina's story and how to purchase the book, visit the Rescuing Regina website.
What the Poem Did by Sister Enda Hughes
Those who know the work of Sister Enda Hughes, SSND, describe it as "inspirational" and "amazing." Her latest book of poetry, entitled "What the Poem Did," is available for $10 and can be purchased from Sister Enda Hughes, 6401 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21286.