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Library: On Keeping a Holy Lent

The Marmion Library has many excellent titles to enhance your Lenten rule. Check our upstairs display windows and join us downstairs in the library for further recommendations, such as:

A Season for the Spirit: Originally commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1991, A Season for the Spirit provides forty daily meditations for Lent, leading us on a journey of discovery in which we find that Christ, through the Spirit, embraces every aspect of our humanity. Each meditation concludes with a prayer and passage of scripture or quotation for further reflection and study. While it aims to assist a daily practice of personal prayer, it is also widely used by groups who pledge to meet regularly so that members can share their thoughts, reactions, and spiritual experiences.

The Desert: A Lenten Anthology: The desert, with its great emptiness and silence, has long been a symbol of solitude. In our spiritual lives, we sometimes seek such isolation as a means of abandoning ourselves completely to God. At other times, solitude comes upon us uninvited and unwelcome, as we find ourselves totally alone and desolate. In facing the silence and the vast expanses of loneliness, we test our courage, deepen our faith, and hear the voice of God anew.

A Joyful Heart: Meditations for Lent: Through Lenten meditations such as “The Woodlouse Sermon,” “The Thomist Football League,” and “The Girl in the Bikini,” Martin Thornton pursues the somber spirituality of Lent with an air of lightheartedness. In the spirit of G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis, Thornton points to the humor of Jesus’s parables as he devises his own homespun tales that make a lasting impression with their casual, amusing charm.

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