St. Romain's Christian Spirituality Resources
Visit Philip's Internet Ministry web site: http://shalomplace.com/, which includes
biographical information, a complete listing of his books, and a bookstore with titles on
Christian spirituality (through Amazon.com). A variety of essays and reflections are also
available for downloading.
He is founder and editor of a free daily e-mail newsletter A Daily Spiritual Seed
which features a quote from a mystic and other helpful information on Christian
spirituality. Daily Seed reaches hundreds of subscribers daily.
Philip is a resource to the staff at Heartland Center for Spirituality, and the
coordinator of their website, http://www.heartlandspirituality.org/
Philip has also served as webmaster for the Center for the Improvement of Human
Functioning, Inc. (http://www.brightspot.org)
This internationally renowned center provides alternative (traditional ) medicine for its
patients, and does cutting-edge research on curing cancer.
Links and Resources
in Christian Spirituality
Ascent of the Simple Soul to the Sublime State
of Divine Union by Philip F. Healy
Outreach, Ltd. - Resources and Programs for Centering Prayer
Outreach of Northern California
David Perrin's "For Love
of the World" an article on this website
Essential Christian Spirituality
Mary Rae's translation of Selected Poems of St. John of
The Mysticism of Catherine of Sienna
Monastery an article on this website
World Community for Christian Meditation - John Main
Research in Carmelite
St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila
and the Carmelites who followed them had such an impact on the development of Western
Catholic mysticism that research into Carmelite spirituality should play an important role
in the rediscovery of Christian mysticism.
The following are some of the notable archives and libraries
around the world that have valuable collections of Carmelite materials. We invite you to
contribute further information about these places and similar ones.
1. The Archive of the Discalced
Carmelites in Rome. In its rich collection of
original manuscripts are to be found some of the manuscripts of Tomás de Jesús, one of
the most talented Carmelites in the first generation after John of the Cross. Address:
Corso d'Italia 38, 00198 Roma, Italy.
2. The Teresianum. The International College of the Discalced Carmelites in Rome. Its library
covers many Carmelite themes, including some rare books like a French edition of Antonio
Rojas' La Vida del Espiritu. Teresianum, Piazza San Pancrazio, 5-A, 00152
3. The Vatican Library.
Contains an occasional volume or manuscript of interest to
the 17th century drama of the crisis in mysticism, for example, a copy of Antonio Panes'
La escala mística dedicated to Miguel Molinos, and the manuscript of Molinos' Defensa
written after the problems with his Guide began.
1. Biblioteca Nacional
Madrid. A very rich collection of Carmelite
manuscripts that ended up there after the suppression of the Order in the 1830s like
Tomás de Jesús' El Camino Espiritual. It also contains many now rare
volumes on the history of Spanish mysticism like Juan Breton's Mística Teología.
Address: Paseo de Recoletos, 20, 28071 Madrid, Spain. Their web site is: www.bne.es
2. Archivo Silveriano,
Burgos. Contains gems like the Inventory Book of the
Carmelite archives before the suppression of the Order. Address: Editorial Monte Carmelo,
Apartado 19, Burgos 09080, Spain. The web site for the Editorial Monte Carmelo which has
the writings of John of the Cross in Spanish, as well as an extensive collection of books
for sale on Carmelite spirituality, is: www.montecarmelo.com
3. The Library at the
University of Barcelona. A rich collection of books
and manuscripts on Christian mysticism and spirituality including some from the old
Carmelite monastery of San José like the Index to its library. It has a wide collection
of 17th century books on spirituality, including both 1618 and 1619 editions of the
writings of John of the Cross. Address: Gran Via 585, 08007 Barcelona, Spain. Visit them
III. The United States
1. The Carmelitana
Collection in Washington, D.C. A fine collection of
books on Carmelite themes, perhaps the best in the U.S. Back issues of hard to find
Carmelite publications. The address is: Whitefriar's Hall, 1600 Webster St. NE,
Washington, DC 20017, Tel. 202-526-1221. Their web site is: www.carmelites.org/carmlibrary.htm
2. The Hispanic Society, New
York. A large collection of Spanish manuscripts,
including a handful on Carmelite and Carmelite- related themes. The address is: The
Hispanic Society, Broadway and 155th St., New York, NY. Tel: 212-690-0743. Visit them at: www.hispanicsociety.org
1. The E. Allison Peers
papers at the University of Liverpool. E. Allison
Peers was the translator of John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, and an indefatigable
searcher of Spanish libraries, and compiler of the history of Spanish mysticism, of which
three volumes were published, and to which he proposed to add a fourth. Unfortunately, his
papers contain only hints of the proposed fourth volume.
Metaphysics of Mysticism: The Mystical Philosophy of St. John of the Cross, an online book
by Geoffrey Mondello
The Carmelite Institute
The Discalced Carmelite Sisters of Eldridge, Ohio
Lebh Shomea House of
Revista San Juan de la Cruz
Titus Brandsma Institute for the Scientific Study of