Publication Program Background

While research is the heart of the Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA), publication of these research findings and outputs is a core project of the institute. Publishing and giving access to materials on spirituality studies are key components in making the ISA relevant in realizing its vision.

Objectives / Direction

There are three aims of the ISA’s publication program:

To provide space for students and professionals to exchange meaningful views on the continuing study of spirituality and its essence in Asia.

To document the efforts of students and professionals in their search and research of Spirituality in Asia.

To provide a source and resource of materials for religious formators, religious leaders, school teachers, scholars, and the like, to deepen their respective programs in which spirituality is valued.

Types of Publication

1. RESEARCH OUTPUT – findings and outcome of researches initiated and funded by ISA, which are deemed commendable by the Board of Trustees of ISA for public dissemination. This publication is known as Researches on Spirituality Series.

2. LECTURE/FORUM TALKS – papers delivered during the annual Spirituality Forum, which may also include the forum participants’ reaction.

3. JOURNAL – contains articles solicited by and submitted for particular themes / issues identified by ISA. These are academic papers, which could guide students in their study of lived spirituality in the Philippines and in Asia. This journal also features latest updates on the study of Spirituality in the international scene.

4. REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL JOURNEY – are in-depth fruits of a person’s journey and/or relationship with the Divine Other, which could be a source of spiritual energy for other people. Our models for this type of publication are the autobiographies of St. Therese of Lisieux and Dag Hammarskjold.es.

5. REFERENCE BOOKS ON SPIRITUALITY STUDIES – are books which are basic reference materials in the study of Spiritualities in the Philippines and in Asia. One project that is soon to be realized is a Dictionary/Encyclopedia of Philippine Spiritualities.

Outlets of ISA Publication

Metro Manila Outlets:

Bahay Nakpil-Bautista (Quaipo) - 7349341
Book Trends Enterprise (UP Village Quezon City)- 49242636
Catholic Book Center (Intramuros) – 5274757
Word and Life Bookstore (Don Bosco) (Pasay Road Makati)
JESCOM (Ateneo Campus)
Paulines Service Center (all branches) – 5274757
Rarebooks Enterprise (Caloocan City) - 2879384
Reader's Knowledge Bookstore (E. Rodriques, Cubao) - 4158487
Solidaridad (Padre Faura, Manila)– 523-0870
St. Paul Bookstores (all Branches)
Claretian Bookstore (Quezon City) – 9213984
St. Joseph Formation House (Quezon City)
Discalced Carmelites Bookstore (Quezon City)
St. Paul University Bookstore (Quezon City)

Outside Metro Manila Outlets:

(Dumaguete City) Carmelite Sisters of Our Lady
(San Francisco, Agusan del Sur) Carmelitana – 085-3438463
(Tagaytay) Carmelite Missionaries Retreat House
(Davao City) St. Therese of Lisieux Bookstore
(Bicol, Albay) Carmelite Nun of the Holy Trinity – 09052821485
(Ormoc City) Carmelite Spirituality Center

Also check your local parish office for a copy.
Please write to us if you are interested to become a book distributor.

Mr. Joe Marie M. Dela Torre & Fr. Sheldon Tabile, O.Carm.
28 Acacia St., Corner Rosario Drive, Brgy. Mariana, New Manila,
1112 Quezon City, Philippines
Telefax. No. (+632) 7230449
Email: publications@isa.org.ph, research@isa.org.ph