Hard to believe that in the aftermath of Christmas (I still don’t have my Christmas decorations put away!), that the beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday, is only 6 weeks away.
However, it’s never too early to prepare to make a phenomenal journey to grow closer to God and become more like Jesus, so wanted go share one of the books that I intend to use in my own Lenten journey.
That book is entitled, “Lenten Journey with Mother Mary” by Fr Edward Looney.
In short, the book takes you through Lent by having us in the first week, look to let go of our sins as we examine ourselves and later seek forgiveness through the sacrament of Reconciliation. In weeks two and three, there is the opportunity to respond to Our Lady’s request to pray for specific intentions, focusing on one each day. During the fourth week, you learn different methods of prayer and give each a try, and in the fifth, you focus on the need for prayer in our lives and in our world. During the Triduum — Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday — we will move to a reflection about Mary in those days of Jesus’ life. During the Easter Octave, we will continue with a postlude to our Lenten journey and turn our focus to St. Faustina so as to focus on developing greater trust in God.
I have already received my copy, so if this appeals to you as well, I invite you to order your copy, and then you’ll be ready to begin the journey in earnest on Ash Wednesday with me—and Mary! 😉
Christina Semmens is a Roman Catholic author, blogger, speaker and mentor. She currently lives in Fort Payne, Alabama where she strives to live out a life of authentic discipleship in the pursuit of holiness while empowering, teaching and accompanying others in striving to do the same.
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