Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lent 2016

So, Lent is now upon us.  I typically pick a book to journey with me during these forty days, slowly reading and reflecting on a small portion each day.  This year, I have decided to read The Showings of Julian of Norwich.  How about you?  What will you be focusing on during this holy season?

12 comments:

Joel said...

Hi Tim,
I was recently gifted a book on the life of Mother Teresa.
I am already reading it. A woman of great faith and pragmatism.
I will also start A Holy Longing by Ron Rolheiser. This should accompany me for a fruitful Lent.
Wish you all the graces of Lent.

Joel

Deacon Dave said...

Mine is "33 Days to Merciful Love" which is a prayerful study of St. Therese's Offering to Merciful Love as a preparation for the Feast of Divine Mercy on the Octave Sunday of Easter.

http://www.amazon.com/Days-Merciful-Love-Do---Yourself/dp/1596143452/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455119194&sr=8-1&keywords=33+days+to+merciful+love

Emilia said...

I'm probably going to look at the Interior Castle by St Teresa of Ávila.

Anonymous said...

Hello Timothy,

This Lent I'm going to be reading: The Hidden Treasure of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, by Blessed Leonard of Port Maurice.
As it's in the public domain you can find it here:

http://www.saintsworks.net/books/St.%20Leonard%20of%20Port%20Maurice%20-%20The%20Hidden%20Treasure%20or%20the%20Immense%20Excellence%20of%20the%20Holy%20Sacrifice%20of%20the%20Mass.pdf

Pax,
John


Gerald de Belen said...

Very nice to see my suggested post here, Timothy!

By the way, I took up Pope Emeritus' "Jesus of Nazareth" series for Lent.

Daniel said...

"Let the Fire Fall" by Fr. Michael Scanlan. I heard about this book while watching the Wild Goose is Loose video series about the Holy Spirit, which I have been enjoying immensely. Looking forward to reading this book during Lent. I just received it in the mail today too, on Ash Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

The Passion and Death of Jesus by Henry Wansbrough, OSB.

www.amazon.com/Passion-Death-Jesus-Henry-Wansbrough/dp/0232525102

Anonymous said...

Finally getting around to reading the Catechism :) I've started and stopped a couple of times in the past, but it's a personal goal to read it in its entirety over the course of Lent. God willing, I pray, to absorb a lot of it. I'm positive it will affect how I view and live out the Faith.

And, time permitting, read "Eucharist" by Bishop Barron. I hope everyone has a blessed and fruitful Lent!

Anonymous said...

Forgot to add... :)

Here are a few other great reads for anyone needing ideas...

True Devotion To The Blessed Virgin by St. Louis De Montfort (Baronius Press has a beautiful edition available. Also, Catholic Way Publishing has a free PDF of the Book and Preparation for Consecration on their site if interested.)

Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis (Msgr. Knox translation is great, but I prefer the Daughters of St. Paul translation, which includes reflections and prayers after each chapter)

The Spiritual Combat by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli

-eric

Christopher Buckley said...

Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas (aka "The Dumb Ox")

Though, clearly, I don't plan to finish before the end of Lent.

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rolf said...

I am reading 'Open mind, faithful heart' by Pope Francis. I started this book a little while ago but didn't finish it.