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Spirituality for Ministry

“A series of meditations that moves “beyond the ‘how-to’ manuals…. The author emphasizes… ‘thought as thankfulness,’ drawing upon a concept of Meister Eckhart that, in appreciating the diversity of creation, we reflect our unity in God.”
—The Catholic Times

Barbara Fiand is a sister of Notre Dame de Namur. She gives retreats, workshops and courses throughout the country and abroad on issues related to holistic spirituality, prayer, religious life, feminist spirituality, transformation of consciousness, quantum spirituality, and the psychology and spirituality of human maturation. She is the author of eight books and numerous articles as well as audio lectures.

Reviews and endorsements

“This little book is full of original insights into spirituality for ministry… [It] is for those who search for original, thoughtful, ‘stretching’ spiritual reading.”
Review for Religious


“As practical as it is deep…a refreshing well of wisdom for all who aspire to be empty vessels opened to Christ’s life-giving water.”
Sisters Today

Releasement challenges each of us to look at the soul behind the systems in which we find ourselves. It links once more the contemplative and the concrete, too long made to be natural enemies instead of necessary partners…It shows us that good will is not enough, professionalism is not enough, activity is not enough. To do something special we must each be something special. The world has never needed the true contemplative more.”
Joan D. Chittister, O.S.B.


“This is an important book, beautifully written and challenging the reader with fresh and incisive insights about most contemporary issues concerning ministry: freedom, oneness with the poor, pain and suffering, obedience and authority, feminine spirituality, and prayer. I highly recommend this book to all maturing Christians.”
George A. Maloney, S.J.

Paperback / 120 pages
Dimensions: 3.75 x 8.75