Yup, Lent is coming in a little more than a month. Merry Christmas!
But before we get to that, a reminder…if you are looking for a devotional for the new year…
The Catholic Woman’s Book of Days is a 365-day devotional for Catholic women. It is loosely tied to the liturgical year, is a very handy size, and features special devotions for several saints. It is not structured to be tied to any particular year. So it’s sort of perennial. And no, I don’t know about the crosses on the cover. People always ask me about them, thinking they’re mine. You can take a look inside the devotional, including several entries for January and June here.
I would like to add that the devotional entries were very carefully composed to be inclusive of all women, no matter their state in life or areas of interest. I don’t presume that all women are married, have children, single, widowed, divorced, young, elderly, employed outside the home or not, homeschoolers, are into shopping or shoes or purses, are engaged with social media, or what have you. It wasn’t an easy book to write – in fact, it was the most difficult book I’ve written – but I’m pleased with the outcome, and I think most readers are as well.
It is a perennial – which means that it’s not a “2016” devotional. So, for example, the February 10 entry won’t be Ash Wednesday-specific, but the February and March entries are generally Lent-ish.
If you want to get more of a sense of what these devotions are like, check out my Living Faith contributions. You can read a few here:
Time to order your parish/school materials – even if you want to order some for a group of friends or a class…here you go!
A Biblical Way of the Cross for everyone:
For Ave Maria press, we wrote John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the Cross. The current edition is illustrated with paintings by Michael O’Brien.