Lent begins in less than a week and it is not too soon to think about how you will spend this season of grace. Better still, how does the Lord want you to spend these 40 days with Him? I have given some thought to suggestions concerning spiritual reading, watching, listening. Here are a few:
THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH and its fourth section on Prayer is a wonderful resource for prayer and reflection. The mass market edition can be obtained online or in most book stores for little more than $8.00. Or you can read it online: Check out this link:
You might consider YouCat which is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church. Believe it or not, it is great for adults! It's a treasure, filled with short reflections and responses to questions, quotes from the saints and Church Fathers etc. Wonderful material for meditation for those of you who are busy and find it hard to take time for a lot of reading at one time. Order online or find in most bookstores. Published by Ignatius Press.
You might like to sign up for Father Robert Barron's daily e-mail Lenten reflections. Do so at http://www.lentreflections.com/ You can also watch Father Barron's You Tube videos at http://www.wordonfire.org
And you can hear inspiriting daily homilites by Father Roger Landry at
The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops has a brief daily reflection video as well.
I have asked our Sisters for suggestions for books to read during Lent and will send them along in a future post. God bless!