Although they lived nearly 800 years ago, Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi serve as excellent guides for the modern Lenten journey. Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi abandoned their comfortable lifestyles and embraced lives of poverty, humility, and penance to better follow the call to Christian discipleship. Both saints underwent powerful conversion experiences in their lives. In the course of their conversions, they ignited a movement that reformed the medieval Church and that continues to influence and inspire millions of Christians to this day.
In this book of prayers, letters, poetry, rules of life, and testaments, Francis and Clare express their vision of the Gospel life. Included are numerous themes extremely appropriate for the Lenten and Easter seasons: penance, conversion, self-sacrifice, service, embracing the cross, the humility and charity of Christ, joy, new life, and mission. Through these daily meditations, Scriptural readings, and spiritual exercises, we follow two of the most influential figures in Church history.
Each selected writing is followed by a brief scripture passage, a fitting prayer, and a suggested action-making this book an ideal companion for daily use. The words and example of these two great saints will inspire readers faithfully to follow Christ to the cross so that, together with them, they might experience the joy and new life of Easter.
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Lent and Easter Wisdom from Fulton J. Sheen
Lent and Easter Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton
Lent and Easter Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen
Lent and Easter Wisdom from Pope John Paul II
Lent and Easter Wisdom From St. Ignatius of Loyola
Lent and Easter Wisdom From Thomas Merton
|By:||B (Oklahoma, March 12, 2009)|
|Review:||I use this book every morning for a devotion time. I had gotten one on Advent and really liked it, this one on Lent was not a disappointment. Very good. Best Uses: Devotion Time; Pros: Easy to use, Very thought provoking|
|By:||Nan (Maryland, March 13, 2009)|
|Review:||I really like the way the book is pulled together with writings from Saints, scriptures and prayer. The daily assignments were usually helpful, but a couple were confusing. Pros: Helpful prayers, Timely, Well Written|
|By:||Cindy (Utica, NY, March 21, 2009)|
|Review:||Recommended to my Holy Family Fraternity, Franciscan Group, as a thought provoking tool for Lent Best Uses: Beginning to pray, Reflection for the day; Pros: Excellent prayer basis, Truly Franciscan|
|By:||Betty blessed by God (Loveland, CO, March 24, 2011)|
|Review:||As a Secular Franciscan, I wanted simplicity and reverence for my daily Lenten reading and this provided both. I also purchased it for a friend who was looking for the same kind of material. Best Uses: Daily Lenten reflection; Pros: Concise, Profound, Thought-provoking|