​Themes:  Angels, Spirituality, Faith,

Life Passages, Pilgrimage

​Prayer, Religion.

Forty Autumns:  

a Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall

-Nina Willner

Moments of Grace

a Collection of Poetry Inspired by Faith​​

by Mary Olivia Patiño

How to Write a Book Proposal

-Michael Larsen

Published by Xulon Press

  • Available at:
  • Amazon.com​
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  • Amazon.com
  • Print or e-book
  • Kindle
  • ibook
  • ​Nook
  • St. Brigid Catholic Church Religious Gift Shop​-San Antonio, Texas 

The Art of Loving

​by Chiara Lubich



a Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Personal History

                            -Linda Spence

Negación y Plenitud en San Juan de la Cruz

​-Jose Damian Gaitan

Pope Francis' ​The Joy of the Gospel

Las Moradas:  Teresa de Jesús

Ann Hillerman'sRock with Wings

Mother Teresa:  No Greater Love

Editors:  Becky Benenate and Joseph Durepos

33 Days to Merciful Love:  A Do-It-Yourself Retreat

​by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

The Train to Crystal City

-Jan Jarboe Russell

Can't wait for Ms. Hillerman's next book, Cave of Bones!

In Gratitude

My poem,'San Juan Capistrano' was beautifully enacted by a local artist atBlessing of Our Beginnings Celebrating 10,000 Years of San Antonio, a choral production developed byDr. Carmen Tafolla, San Antonio's first Poet Laureate.  2013. 

Reading books from various genres activates the imagination and inspires creativity.

The Little Manual of the Holy Angels

published by:  

Opus Sanctorum Angelorum

website:  www.opusangelorum.org

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing

-Mark Levine

Mary Olivia Patiño

​Includes a special Journal section​ with Scripture and Reflection Questions.​

For individual or group reflection.​

Katherine Spencer's

Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light

Because It's Christmas 

Margaret Coel's

novels and learning

about Arapaho culture through

her mysteries.  Among these are:

The Dream Stalker

The Drowning Man

Books!  Which books are on your Bookshelf?  

​Photo courtesy:  Mary Olivia Patino

Copyright. Mary Olivia Patiño - Author. All Rights Reserved.