OCDS of the California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph


Formation Readings
(as mentioned on pages 35-36 of the Formation Guidelines)


Formation II, Year 1

Story of a Soul

Ch. 3-4: “The Message of St. Therese in Relation to the Laity”

 Ch. 5-6: “His Face Was as Though Hidden”

Ch. 7-8: “The Life and Spirituality of St. Therese”

Ch. 9-10: “A Doctor for the Third Millennium”

Ch 11 and Epilogue: “St. Therese of Lisieux on Suffering”


Formation II, Year 2

The Interior Castle

“The First Mansion”

"The Second Mansion”

“The Third Mansion”

“The Fourth Mansion part I”

“The Fourth Mansion part II

“The Fifth Mansion”

The sixth dwelling place: “At the Center of the Soul”

The seventh dwelling place and Epilogue: “Christ in the Mysticism of St. Teresa”


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