Lent and Easter Wisdom from Henri J Nouwen
Thought-provoking words from renowned spiritual writer, Henri J. M. Nouwen, lead readers along a journey of conversion during Lent and Easter week. These periods of penance and celebration, lavish with rituals, help us become more sensitive to our own weaknesses and Christ’s victory over sin. Through it all, Father Nouwen comforts and reassures us with reminders that God loves and accepts us even in our human state.
Each daily reflection–from Ash Wednesday through the Second Sunday of Easter–begins with thoughts from Father Nouwen on an appropriate theme, supported by Scripture, prayer, and a suggested activity for spiritual growth.
Lent with St. Francis: Daily Reflections
Lent calls us to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. Few saints have done this more intentionally than St. Francis of Assisi. He lived the teachings of Jesus, often quite literally, from the time of his conversion until his death. In doing so, he inspired people of his own time as well as millions from his day to our own, to do likewise.
By pairing the words and deeds of Francis with the Scripture readings for Lent, Lent With St. Francis: Daily Reflections helps readers reflect on how they, too, can live the Gospel in the circumstances of their daily lives. It is written in a simple and engaging style that will draw readers in to the life of Francis, as they grow in their faith and spiritual practice through the inspiration of this beloved saint.
Lent and Easter Wisdom from St Therese of Lisieux
St.Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus, bore much suffering, from her mother’s death when she was young to declining health and an untimely death during her time in the Carmelite convent. Despite her sufferings, St. Thérèse continued to love Jesus in her little way. In Lent and Easter Wisdom, John Cleary uses passages from St. Thérèse’s classic autobiography, The Story of a Soul, to comfort and challenge you this Lenten season. As you meditate on Saint Thérèse’s life, let her show you how to keep your faith when you suffer and how to find your way to God when you are lost.