The Saint Miriam Lending Library

LibraryOur books are now on Goodreads and broken down by category. Check out our Goodreads page today! Want to check out a book? Just write your name, email address, and date on the sign out card located in the back of each book and place it in the checkout card holder. Books can be checked out for 30 days. If you’d like to make a book donation to the library or have any questions, email our Librarian, Peggy Gabriele by Clicking Here.

Our free Saint Miriam Laurie Spiritual Library is dedicated in loving memory to our benefactor, Dorothy Virginia Garman Blankenship Laurie, and is a splendid way to keep current with spiritually centered ideas and practices. Every other week, we will feature one or two books focused on a daily practice that will support your spiritual journey.

Each of our books features a teaching story from one of the world’s spiritual traditions — great nuggets of wisdom that you can use for speaking, teaching, and personal reflection. Learn what the greatest spiritual minds are thinking, understand new practices, and meet new spiritual teachers. Consider the Saint Miriam Library your guide to navigating through many resources to support your spiritual journey.

Our Library is under the guidance of our volunteer Librarians and our bookshelves are arranged by spiritual topic for easy navigation! Please see anyone of staff during normal office hours or before or after any Mass or event! And, please be sure to donate your gently used or new books to our new library! There are no fees associated with the use of our lending library. All books may be checked out for one, two, or three week time periods and renewed as needed.

Please contact our Librarians to offer your new or slightly used books, or to gain access during off hours. Contact us here or call 215-836-9800.


Meet Our Librarian!

OT_PeggyGabrieleMrs. Peggy Gabriele serves as volunteer Librarian for our Laurie Spiritual Lending Library and also assists our school with their children’s library. Peggy grew up in South Boston,Massachusetts and attended Gate of Heaven School and South Boston High School. She was employed by Prudential Financial both in Boston and Dresher PA for 38 years before she retired in 2009. She is also a consultant for Tastefully Simple and Avon. Prior to joining Saint Miriam, she attended Buxmont Unitarian Fellowship where she volunteered as the Assistant Librarian and served on several other committees. Peggy’s favorite hobby is genealogy and she also enjoys reading, thrift shopping, gardening, and going to the casino. She currently resides in Willow Grove with her husband Mike, and her children Megan and Michael, as well as several dogs and cats.