Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lenten reading, anyone? UPDATED

Any suggestions for Lenten reading this season? I heard that Mother Theresa always carried a copy of Bishop Sheen's Life of Christ, so I chose that this year. From the preface:

Satan may appear in many disguises like Christ, and at the end of the world will appear as a benefactor and philanthropist--but Satan never has and never will appear with scars.

The Holy Father has a short but indepth message for the Lenten season. Here's a snippet:

"In order to undertake more seriously our journey towards Easter and prepare ourselves to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord – the most joyous and solemn feast of the entire liturgical year – what could be more appropriate than allowing ourselves to be guided by the Word of God? For this reason, the Church, in the Gospel texts of the Sundays of Lent, leads us to a particularly intense encounter with the Lord, calling us to retrace the steps of Christian initiation: for catechumens, in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of rebirth; for the baptized, in light of the new and decisive steps to be taken in the sequela Christi and a fuller giving of oneself to him."


  1. I'm reading that also.

  2. My annual Lenton read is "The Dolorous Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ" by Anne Catherine Emmerich, mystic, visionary and stigmatist. Powerful. A holy Lenton journey to all.

  3. I read the Gargoyle Code by Fr. Longenecker last year. Very good, too.

  4. I'm reading Rob Bell's latest...LOL.

  5. Here's a good, quick Lenten reading