Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

Staff Reccommendations

Jesus and Nonviolence

Buy now at Amazon.com Walter Wink’s Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way is a very short(103 pages) but very clear and powerful view of how Jesus invites, encourages and challenges our response to violence in the world.  Wink, a Professor of Biblical Interpreation  at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York CIty, develops insights into the parables and […]

The Way

Buy now at Amazon.com “The Way” is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son , killed in the Pyrenees in a […]

Death of Innocents

Buy now at Amazon.com Author of Dead Man Walking, Sr Helen Prejean shares her experiences and knowledge of the practice of our country’s use of the death penalty: the visible and hidden costs, the frequency with which persons are convicted who later turn out to be innocent as well as the arbitrary way it is carried […]

Strengthfinders 2.0

Buy now at Amazon.com STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 invites readers to consider the question, “Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?” noting that developing our natural talents has proven to be more effective than what most os us do by focusing on our weaknesses.  Each book provides a single-use code to take Gallup’s on-line assessmet […]

A Joyful Noise

Buy now at Amazon.com Reflections on each of the 150 psalms by a Cistercian monk who has prayed with them for over 50 years.

The Loving Search for God

Buy now at Amazon.com Fr Meninger will visit Holy Martyrs on September 11, 2011.  This text provides those who wish to enter prayer more deeply with a way of practicing a form of contemplation, centering prayer, based on the work of the 15th century Cloud of Unknowing, and he makes it easy enough for beginners […]

The Process of Forgiveness

Buy now at Amazon.com Fr. Meninger will be coming to visit our parish on September 11, 2011.  This text describes forgiveness, how it benefits those who are open to forgiving and helps us to be open to the healing power of God through a combination of stories and reflections.


Buy now at Amazon.com Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country. This DVD chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of […]

Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

Buy now at Amazon.com This is one of the fastest-selling books in Catholic spirituality today. In it, Richard Rohr offers a personal retreat for those who hunger for a deeper prayer life but don’t know what contemplation is. This book challenges yet inspires one to look within to reach a place where “everything belongs.”

Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions

Buy now at Amazon.com Gerald May, a psychiatrist, examines the “processes of attachment” that lead to addiction and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. He also details the various addictions from which we can suffer. This is a critical yet hopeful guide to a place of freedom based on contemplative spirituality.

Centering Prayer & Inner Awakening

Buy now at Amazon.com This book is a complete guide for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer. Cynthia Bourgeault also examines how the practice is related to the classic tradition of Christian contemplation, looks at the distinct nuances of its method, and explores its potential to transform Christian life.

Everyday Simplicity

Buy now at Amazon.com Everyday Simplicity presents a straight forward and simple step-by-step process for those who desire a deeper relationship with God but are not sure how to go about improving their prayer lives. Gentle and unassuming, the author offers practical suggestions for everyone. 


Buy now at Amazon.com Stress is a fact of modern life and as more people face greater financial insecurity, longer work hours, and the increasingly complex personal and social demands of our fast-paced lifestyle, finding healthy ways to handle stress is more important than ever. In this book, Robert Wicks shows you not just how to manage […]

Jesus’ Love Stories

Buy now at Amazon.com Fr. John F. Loya and his brother, Fr. Joseph A. Loya, present Jesus’ Love Stories: Scriptural Insights into the Spirituality of Christian Loving. This book provides clear and practical guidance to help us grow in our awareness of God’s love and in learning to love as God does, discover peace, joy and freedom.

The Voice

Buy now at Amazon.com Written by Sr. Dorothy Kazel’s sister-in-law, Dorothy Kazel, this beautiful book offers insights into her life as an American missionary who was martyred working for the poor of El Salvador on December 2, 1980. Sr. Dorothy,a Cleveland native, attended Notre Dame High School and St. John’s college where she became a teacher before becoming […]

Roses in December

Buy now at Amazon.com On December 2nd, 1980, lay missioner Jean Donovan and three American nuns were brutally murdered by members of El Salvador’s security force. This DVD chronicles Jean’s life, from her affluent childhood in Connecticut to her decision to go to El Salvador, to her tragic death. A must-see for all parishioners at Holy Martyrs.