Resources for Living the Gospel Today

A Publishing Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Books for Scripture Study

Luke’s Gospel, Written For Us
by Joan Mitchell, CSJ


For 2019, we read from Luke’s Gospel on 41 Sundays and feast days. Sister Joan’s new book will make each Sunday a richer experience for you. Bulk prices make it affordable for Bible study and faith-sharing groups.

Price: $10.00 each


Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story
by Joan Mitchell, CSJ

This 88-page Bible study book provides simple tools for active reading and explores the insights of early oral storytellers. Find out how the bits and bites we hear on Sundays fit together and discover the relevance of Mark’s stories for your life!

Soft cover, 88 pages  $10.00



Holy Women, Full of Grace
Praying the Stories of the Women in Mark’s Gospel
by Joan Mitchell, CSJ – Art by Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ

Sister Joan has created a litany for the women in Mark’s Gospel. Sister Ansgar joined the prayer by bringing the women to life with her art. We invite you to join us in prayer and reflection and in adding women in your life to the litany.

Soft cover, 32 pages,  $8.00


Beyond Fear and Silence
A Feminist Literary Reading of Mark
by Joan Mitchell, CSJ

Beyond Fear and Silence offers a brilliant interpretation and empowering encouragement to Christian women.  Although the women in Mark’s gospel may be few and often nameless, they play a powerful role in the narrative.  Feminist hermeneutics, as developed by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, address the absence or presence of women in the text.  This literary reading provides a convincing and aesthetically satisfying interpretation of the gospel as a whole.

Soft cover, 6″x9″  144 pages  $14.95


Living Like Francis Today
by Marci Blum, OSF

Six faith-sharing sessions on Franciscan spirituality.  Each session begins and ends with simple prayers from scripture or from the writing of St. Francis.  Reflection questions invite Catholic Bible study groups to apply the themes in their lives.

Soft cover, 5″x8″  59 pages  $4.95 BUY NOW!

Secrets of Prayer
by Nancy Corcoran, CSJ

Sister Nancy’s experiences of travel, study, and work in all corners of our world taught her that no one has a corner on the divine.  This practical, easy-to-read book suggests six ways to look for the holy, starting with prayer, meditation, and contemplation.  Ways to pray from other traditions will help you listen to the one-you-seek-who-seeks-you.  This is a great book to read with others who want to enliven their prayer lives, too.

Soft cover, 6″x9″  144 pages   $16.99