Reading List

A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac: Cultivating Your Faith Throughout the Year by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl.O.S.B.

A Creed for Today: Faith and Commitment for Our New Earth Awareness by Donal Dorr, S.P.S.

A Dictionary of Bible Plants by Lytton John Musselman

A Franciscan View of Creation: Learning to Live in a Sacramental World by Sr. Ilia Delio, O.S.F. and Br. Keith Warner

A Garden of Visible Prayer: Creating a Personal Sacred Space One Step at a Time by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl.O.S.B.

A Gospel of Wild Flowers by Rt. Rev. Anthony Footit

All God’s Animals: A Catholic Theological Framework for Animal Ethics by Christopher Steck, S.J.

Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology (Preparatory Document)

A People’s Pastoral – The Telling Takes Us Home: Taking Our Place in the Stories that Shape Us by the Catholic Committee of Appalachia

Appalanchin Bishops’ Pastoral Letters: “This Land is Home to Me” (1975) & “At Home in the Web of Life” (1995)

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love by Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J.

Behold the Lillies:  Jesus and the Contemplation of Nature by H. Paul Santmire

Catholicism, Ecology & the Environment: A Bishop’s Reflection by Bishop Dominique Rey

Christianity, Wilderness and Wildlife by Susan Bratton

Church of the Wild – How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred by Victoria Loorz

Climate Justice by Mary Robinson

Cooking for Christ Cookbook by Florence Berger

Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril by Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J.

Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor by Leonardo Boff

Cultivating God’s Garden Through Lent by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl.O.S.B.

Ecological Conversion by Paul Elie

Embracing Earth: Catholic Approaches to Ecology by Albert J. Lachance

Eucharist and the Living Earth by Hugh O’Donnell

Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as a Sacred Community by Fr. Thomas Berry, C.P., Ph.D.

Following St. Francis: Pope John Paul II’s Call for Ecological Action by Marybeth Lorbiecki

Four Elements: Reflections on Nature by John O’Donohue

Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works

God is Green: An Eco-Spirituality of Incarnate Compassion by Rev. Dr. Robert E. Shore-Goss

Green Mass:  The Ecological Theology of St. Hildegard of Bingen by Michael Marder

Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology by Sarah McFarland Taylor

Healing Plants of the Bible: History, Lore and Meditations by Vincenzina Krymow

Hymn of the Universe, by Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

Incarnation: On the Scope and Depth of Christology by Niels Henrik Gregersen

In Defense of Nature – The Catholic Unity of Environmental, Economic and Moral Ecology by Benjamin Wiker

In the Beginning Was the Spirit: Science, Religion and Indigenous Spirituality by Diarmuid O’Murchu

Laudato Si  Pope Francis (2015)

Mary’s Flowers: Gardens, Legends, and Meditations by Vincenzina Krymow

Natural Prayer – Encountering God in Nature by Wayne Simsic

New American Bible, Revised Edition

On Care for Our Common Home, Laudato Si: The Encyclical of Pope Francis on the Environment with Commentary by Sean McDonagh by Pope Francis and Sean McDonagh

Peace with God the Creator, Peace with All of Creation – Pope John Paul II (1990)

Renewing the Earth – U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (1991)

Saint Felix and the Spider – by Dessi Jackson

Selected Poems by Patrick Kavangh

Sign of the Tree: Meditations in Images and Words by Meinrad Craighead

St. John Bosco and His Big Gray Dog – by Hayley Medeiros

The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts by Abbie Farwell Brown

The Columbia River Watershed: Caring for Creation and the Common Good – An International Pastoral Letter by the Catholic Bishops of the Region (2001)

The Deer Stand Devotional: A Walk with the Creator through Hunting Season by Aaron B. Futrell

The Divine Milieu by Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

The Dream of the Earth by Fr. Thomas Berry, C.P, Ph.D.

The Environment – Pope Benedict XVI

The Garden of God – Toward a Human Ecology Pope Benedict XVI

The Gospel Told by the Animals by Benedicte Delelis

The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul by Belden C. Lane

The Greening of the Church by Fr. Sean McDonagh, SSC

The Joyful Mystery – Field Notes Toward a Green Thomism by Christopher J. Thompson

The Litany of the Great River by Meinrad Craighead

The Monastery Garden Cookbook-Farm-Fresh Recipes for the Home Cook by Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette

The Saint and His Bees – by Dessi Jackson

The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality by Beldon C. Lane

They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change by Fr. John Dear

To Care for the Earth: A Call to a New Theology by Fr. Sean McDonagh, SSC

Towards a Theology of the Environment by Fr. Paul Haffner

Walking God’s Earth – The Environment and Catholic Faith by David Cloutier

When the Rain Speaks: Celebrating God’s Presence in Nature by Sr. Melanie Svoboda, SND

When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature by Thomas Merton, OCSO

Women, Earth, and Creator Spirit by Sr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.