Books!  Which books are on your Bookshelf?  

​Photo courtesy:  Mary Olivia Patino

​Themes:  Angels, Spirituality, Faith,

Life Passages, Pilgrimage

​Prayer, Religion.

Negación y Plenitud en San Juan de la Cruz

​-Jose Damian Gaitan

Ann Hillerman'sRock with Wings

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

​by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

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. 

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing

-Mark Levine

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

For individual or group reflection.​



a Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Personal History

                            -Linda Spence

Las Moradas:  Teresa de Jesús

The Little Manual of the Holy Angels

published by:  

Opus Sanctorum Angelorum


Mary Olivia Patiño

Moments of Grace

a Collection of Poetry Inspired by Faith​​

by Mary Olivia Patiño

How to Write a Book Proposal

-Michael Larsen

The Train to Crystal City

-Jan Jarboe Russell

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

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

Katherine Spencer's

Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light

Because It's Christmas 

The Art of Loving

​by Chiara Lubich

Margaret Coel's

novels and learning

about Arapaho culture through

her mysteries.  Among these are:

The Dream Stalker

The Drowning Man

Mother Teresa:  No Greater Love

Editors:  Becky Benenate and Joseph Durepos

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

Pope Francis' ​The Joy of the Gospel

Forty Autumns:  

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

-Nina Willner

Published by Xulon Press

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