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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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“The sun, at one moment surrounded with scarlet flame, at another aureoled in yellow and deep purple, seemed to be in an exceedingly swift and whirling movement, at times appearing to be loosened from the sky and to be approaching the earth, strongly radiating heat.”
— Dr. Domingos Pinto Coelho, noted lawyer from Lisbon and chairman of the Bar Association (1917)

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The Spiritual Classics
published 7 August 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

I am presently working on a course for Holy Apostles, for seminarians and other students, on the Spiritual Classics. Simultaneously with the assignment to prepare this course, I got an ad on e-mail from a business called Professor’s Choice which binds up in pleasant form the anthologies professors put together to replace grunchy looking mish-mashes.

So I am off and running assembling excerpts from the spiritual classics. If any of you want to let me know your favorites I will be happy to consider them. Here is the draft of the table of contents:

St. Augustine’s Confessions
St. Benedict’s Rule
St. Bernard – from Song of Songs
St.Francis – Little Flowers
from St. Bonaventure
St. Gertrude
Blessed Julian(a)
St. Catherine of Siena
Thomas A Kempis
The Cloud of Unknowing
St. Ignatius
St. Teresa of Avila
St. John of the Cross
St. Francis De Sales
Brother Lawrence
St. Therese of Lisieux
Sts. Kolbe, De Montfort, Liguori on Mary
Ven. Conchita
St. Faustina

Also excerpts from
Von Hildebrand
Merton
The Way of the Pilgrim
Nouwen
Escriva
Gabrielle Bossis
Buber Chassidic Tales

Of course when this book comes out I will notify my dear blog readers. Maybe Watershed will be a distributor? No need to wait until then, which might be 2012, to read the classics each day for even 10 minutes. They are wonderful. You can find all these things free on the web.

Read more blog entries by Dr. Ronda by visiting RONDAVIEW. Dr. Ronda Chervin has many free e-books and audios on her website rondachervin.com. If you go to her website and read or listen and then want to correspond with her she will be available. Her schedule does not permit, however, responding to comments on the Blog, though she enjoys reading them. Dr. Ronda’s newest project is spiritualityrunningtogod.com.