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Old Jan 29, '11, 10:19 am
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Default Question for the ladies re: Lenten reading

Hello,

What books do some of the women here find illuminating during Lent?

Might you recommend some books with a more feminine twist on penance and our relationship with Christ?

As a side note, I would really like to avoid anything about or by St. Therese of Lisieux.

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I follow the Presentation Ministries Bible Reading Plan for A Prophetic Lent--all prophets but Isaiah, for which there's a reading plan for Advent.

Not feminine per se.
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Default Re: Question for the ladies re: Lenten reading

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Hello,

What books do some of the women here find illuminating during Lent?

Might you recommend some books with a more feminine twist on penance and our relationship with Christ?

As a side note, I would really like to avoid anything about or by St. Therese of Lisieux.

Thanks!
My suggestion is not a book, but it is definitely for women and most assuredly for Lent: Have you ever done Mary's Way of the Cross? It is the Stations of the Cross through the eyes of Mary. Bring tissues!! It is extremely moving!
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I really prefer the Magnificat - they have beautiful lenten reflections.

I also liked Choosing Beauty - A 30-day Spiritual Makeover (definitely feminine).

Why the aversion to St. Therese? I'm just now learning more about her.

Right now I am really enjoying Mother Angelica's book: God has Answers, Not Promises.

Johnette Benkovic has alot of Women of Grace materials - check out her website at lhla.org (Living His Life Abundantly).

Its great you're already planning for Lent!!
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I am doing a bible study on life in the Holy Spirit, which is 9 weeks, but with the reading will take me all the way to Easter or after since I prefer break the suggested meditations down in smaller chunks. This puts me ready for Pentecost and immediate preparation of our adult class. I want to work through it myself before offering it as a post-Confirmation bible study. This is one of Rich Campbell's from Word Among Us. All of the are excellent and they have Lenten ones, including some for women. The one on women in the gospels would be particularly good for you I should think. wau.org

my only suggestion is to stick with one book for a period of time such as lent, not try to wade through a pile of books or myriad of devotions. one devotion as well if you think of adding to what you do now, not 5 things
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Is Mary's Way of the Cross available online anywhere, or from a publisher? That sounds good.

I like prayers that require Kleenex. Holy tears are good.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt83F...eature=related

Angelina does a beautiful job with this!
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Is Mary's Way of the Cross available online anywhere, or from a publisher? That sounds good.

I like prayers that require Kleenex. Holy tears are good.
The Youtube video is good, I've seen it. Here's a link to a site where you can print out the prayers.
http://www.2heartsnetwork.org/MarysWay.htm
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