Monday, February 23, 2015

Some Lenten reading suggestions.

As I mentioned in my last post I was hoping to suggest some book titles for Lent based on some input from our Sisters.  But alas I came down with a stubborn virus and am just now getting my act together.  Here are a few suggestions:

"Six Keys to a Deeper Spiritual Life: The Catholic Challenge" by Therese Cirner.  Servant Books.  "This book is for the everyday Catholic who has wondered what to do next in the spiritual life," says one who recommends the book.

"In the School of the Holy Spirit" by Jacques Philippe. Scepter Publishers.

"Why the Cross?" by Edward Leen.  A classic.  Originally published in 1938 and reprinted by Scepter Publishers in 2001. 

One of my favorites: "Heaven in Our Hands: Living the Beatitudes" by the late Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR.  Servant Publications

"Jesus' Pattern for a Happy Life: the Beatitudes" by Marilyn Norquist Gustin, Liguori Publications.

Lent is a good time to read about the lives of the saints.  One of my favorites is "Saint Martin de Porres, Apostle of Charity" written by Guiliana Cavallini and published by Tan Publications. 

A book that I am reading now:  "The Man Christ Jesus: How the Lord looked, acted, prayed and loved."  By Giacomo Cardinal Biffi" and published by Sophia Institute Press.  Preface says that Cardinal Biffi "gives us a clearer and more vivid image of the Son of God's humanity during his mortal life."

"An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer: Scriptural Reflections According to the Spiritual Exercises" by Father Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV published by Crossroad Publishing. 

All of these books are found on, or through your local Catholic book store or from the publisher.  May your Lenten spiritual reading be blessed! 

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