Last year I wrote about The Tradition of Lenten Reading, so this year I thought I would presume to play Abbess and lay out a selection of books you might find interesting reading during these 40 days.
The Rule of St. Benedict “Listen my child, to the master’s instructions and attend to them with the ear of your heart…”
The Catholic Passion: Rediscovering the Power And Beauty of the Faith, Reviewed here. Perfect book if you’ve been away or are wondering why you stay.
My Life With the Saints Cozy, warm and nostalgic. Comfort and Joy.
Orthodoxy Or, you know, Anything by Chesterton
The Screwtape Letters Or, you know, anything by Lewis
More of course, at The Bookshelf.
Benedict XVI’s Message for Lent
Julie at Happy Catholic also has reading recommendations and she’s listing what others are reading, too, so lots of ideas, there.
National Review Online has an excellent symposium of Lenten reading recommendations, oh, and look! Yours truly contributed! :-) Also, Kathryn Jean Lopez talks to Frederica Mathewes-Green on The Great Canon of St. Andrew.
Maureen Martin reveals that Ray Nagin is giving up New Orleans for Lent.
The Curt Jester has Lenten trivia and reading recommendations.
The American Spectator reviews a few good books, too.
Prof. Bainbridge is giving up cigars
Patrick O’ Hannigan brings an Orthodox Flavor to the day.
Bernard Higgins at ACSOL has a book recommendation with a helpful exposition.
Kim at Musing Minds is Reading Rich Warren.
Whispers from the Loggia has Benedict meeting with Muslims. Check out the picture. This is why I love Benedict. The pic looks like Uncle Benny wandered over to the fence to chat with his Muslim neighbors.
UPDATE: Someone asked me to repost this for today. It’s not really about Lent, but I’m happy to do it.