Thursday, February 26, 2009

Excellent Lenten Spiritual Reading

I found a wonderful site with free Catholic books for downloading!

The two that are most helpful to read during Lent are Lent, Learning to Love Like Jesus by Fr. Sean Finnegan and A Rule of Life by Michael Woodgate.

I am currently reading the latter book and it is very readable and appropriate for Lent. It talks about the importance of a Rule of Life which includes prayer, fasting and almsgiving (the three pillars of Lent). The point of Lent, after all, is growing closer to Christ, and continuing that growth on a permanent basis--a new life. We are continually invited by Christ to rest in His loving arms and avail ourselves of His mercy.

God gives us a yearly opportunity to renew our committment to Him and listen to His voice in our life.

Don't let this Lent pass you by.


paulcoholic said...

Here is another site that offers free Catholic books for downloading(as PDF files)

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks, Paul!

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