Monday, February 23, 2015

A Few More Lenten Ideas and Links

I wanted to share a few more Lent ideas that I have come across during the past week.

+  First is a new book I added to my Lenten reading list.  Our parish priest gave each parishioner a copy of Saint John Paul the Great:  His Five Loves by Jason Evert on Ash Wednesday and highly recommends it.  He said it is very influential and suggested we each put down what we were currently reading to read this book.
I am just on chapter two, but so far it is really good.  It is published by Lighthouse Catholic Media, and the paperback version can be purchased directly from them.  If you prefer a hardback copy, Ignatius Press sells it too.

A description from the website:
A French novelist once wrote, “Tell me what you love, and I will tell you who you are.” Although there are countless ways to study Saint John Paul the Great, the most direct route is by entering the man’s heart.
Discover the five greatest loves of Saint John Paul II, through remarkable unpublished stories about him from bishops, priests who organized his papal pilgrimages, his students in Poland, Swiss Guards, and others. Mining through a mountain of papal resources, Jason Evert has uncovered the gems and now presents the Church a treasure chest brimming with the jewels of the saint’s life. Rekindle your own faith by learning what (and who) captivated the heart of this great saint.
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+ Another Catholic author, Matthew Kelly, is providing a daily online Lent program, called Best Lent Ever.  You can simply sign up for free here, and you will receive a very brief quote, video, or reading each day of Lent.  
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+ Another resource, which has been available for a few years, but I just discovered is Lent for Children:  A Thought a Day.  It is a wonderful Lenten resource that was compiled by Jennifer Miller from Family in Feast in Feria.  It provides a brief reading and thought for the day, useful to guide children (and adults) into a daily meditation.

Blessed Lent!

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