The author's recent books include Give Me a Voice, a collection of stories, poems and historical reflections written over a fifty year period, and From Mourning to Morning, a search for life after loss. She retired from the University of Albuquerque as Professor Emeritus. A native New Yorker, she and her husband raised their children in New Mexico where she currently lives.
As explained by a Doctor of the Church, St Alphonsus M Liguori, CSSR. The Exercise of a Retreat 4Advantages of the Spiritual Exercises Made in RetreatLetter to a Young Man Who is Deliberating on the Choice of a State of Life 4Hymn: Invitation to Solitude 19Meditations for a Private Retreat of Eight Days 20Introduction 20The Importance of Salvation 22The Vanity of the World 29Our Journey to Eternity 36Sin 44Death 51Judgment 61Remorse of the Christians in Hell 67Love for Jesus Crucified 72Hymn: To God the Creator 76Various Practices 77Rules for Leading a Good Life 77Devout Acts to be Made Every Day 79Spiritual Maxims for a Christian 81An Epitome of the Virtues of Which the Christian Soul that Desires to Lead a Perfect Life and Become a Saint Should Exercise Itself 85Appendix 101 The Manner of Making a Retreat 101