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Lent, Easter, Pentecost

Ashes To Easter Robert Fr. Morneau. Reflections for each day of Lent based on the Gospel of the day.

Biblical Meditations for the Easter Season Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P. Meditations for the seven weeks of the Easter season based on the liturgical readings for each day combining scriptural scholarship with insights from contemporary life.

Biblical Meditations for Lent Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P. Prayer reflections on the readings of the Lenten season combining scriptural scholarship with insights from contemporary life.

Bread and Wine Readings for Lent and Easter A collection of writings on various themes such as temptation, crucifixion, resurrection, new life from a wide range of Catholic and Protestant authors. There are forty-six readings for Lent and twenty-six for Easter time.

Christ Our Passover Noted Scripture scholar, Francis X. Durrwell, C.Ss.R., calls this latest work the evening offering of his life. In it he shows that Christ’s death forms only part of a unique mystery with the resurrection, and that it finds its deepest meaning in that relationship.

A Crucified Christ in Holy Week Raymond E. Brown. Essays on the four Gospel Passion narratives.

The Crucifixion of Jesus Gerard S. Sloyan. The author’s impressive scholarship and keen theological insights bring to light both the historical realities of Jesus’ death and the many and profound ways in which the cross has been received in the hearts and minds of those who profess Jesus’ name.

Death On A Friday Afternoon Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus From the Cross Fr. Richard John Neuhaus. A series of meditations whose spiritual depth will touch that hidden place in each of us. Especially recommended for Lent this is a book for all seasons of the year and for every stage of one’s journey through life.

 The Essential Lenten Handbook Thomas Santa. This all-in-one resource is an invaluable reference and the quintessential compact guidebook to all of the basic Lenten practices of Catholicism.

A Guide to the Passion This book was written to help you understand the many theological and artistic elements of  Mel Gibson’s film. In question and answer form it presents a fascinating scene-by-scene analysis of this unforgettable film experience. By understanding the film better, we not only get into the mind of its creator, but also glimpse the mind of the Creator of all things.

He Is Risen! Hugh Humphrey. A new reading of the Gospel of St. Mark.

Holy Spirit: Growth of a Biblical Tradition George T. Montague, S.M. A commentary on all the major biblical texts dealing with the Spirit. It uses the contributiions of scholarship without burdening the reader with academic detail, and attempts to place a wealth of theological knowledge within the reach of persons seeking spiritual enrichment.

Holy Spirit: Unbounded Gift of Joy Mary Ann Fatula, O.P., Ph.D. This book draws from the insights of Scritpure, the Fathers of the Church, and the Christian saints, mystics, and theologians of the East and West as they contemplate rich dimensions of the Holy Spirit’s enchanting person and power among us.

Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection  Pope Benedict XVI. Benedict brings to his sudy the vast learning of a brilliant scholar, the passionate searching of a great mind, and the deep compassion of a pastor’s heart. In the end, he dares readers to grapple with the meaning of Jesus’ life, teaching, death and resurrection.

The Hour of Jesus: The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus According to John Ignace de LaPotterie, S.J.. An analysis of the text using modern exegesis and the great traditions of the Fathers of the Church and the more important monastic traditions.

Lent and Easter Wisdom from Liguori Publications. All six volumes listed below contain short Biblical readings, quotations from the author and a prayer for each day of the Lenten-Easter Season. For more information and to order click on title below.

Lent and Easter Wisdom From Fulton J. Sheen

Lent and Easter Wisdom From G. K. Chesterton

Lent and Easter Wisdom From Henri Nouwen

Lent and Easter Wisdom From Pope John Paul II

 Lent and Easter Wisdom From St. Francis & St. Clare

Lent and Easter Wisdom From Thomas Merton

The Mystery of the Cross Cardinal Basil Hume. Posthumous publication of the cardinal’s homilies on the mystery of evil, suffering & death in the light of Our Lord’s Paschal Mystery.

A Once And Coming Spirit At Pentecost Raymond Brown. Reflecting on the Mass readings for the season the author comments on the biblical texts and his applications to the present situation offer an opportunity to appreciate the thrust of the liturgical season immediately after Easter and to prepare ourselves for an intensified gift of the Spirit at Pentecost.

The Resurrection And The Life Bernard Sesboue’. Faithful to the teaching of Scripture and the tradition of the Church Bishop Sesboue’ details the principal elements of the Christian faith in the resurrection of the body and eternal life.

Praying the Gospels Through Poetry – Lent to Easter Peggy Rosenthal. A literary response to the lectionary for each of the Sundays of Lent with poems by contemporay authors and reflections by the author.

The Resurrection of Jesus Kenan B. Osborne, O.F.M. A pioneering study that integrates the threefold dimension of Christ’s life, death, and rising from the dead into a comprehensive and balanced theology of the Resurrection.

The Resurrection of the Lord: Mystery of Faith Pierre R. Bernard, O.P. The author takes us step by step through the events surrounding the Resurrection and enables us to re-live each marvelous part of the mystery as it took place.

A Risen Christ in Eastertime Raymond E. Brown. Essays on the Gospel narratives of the resurrection.

Small Surrenders Emilie Griffin. A daily companion for the Lenten journey using ancient and modern texts as inspiration for the author’s own reflections. A guide into a refreshing knowledge of ourselves and God.

Walk With Jesus Henri Nouwen. Meditations for each of the fourteen Stations of the Cross through the passion and suffering of the worlds poor. Each station is accompanied by drawing by Sr. Helen David.

Walking with the Lord – Lenten Homilies Fr. Marcellus Earl. Given over the course of several years this collection of 37 homilies was delivered to the brothers at Genesee and Novo Mundo in Brazil. Although taken from cycles A, B, and C they make for good Lenten reading. Self published by author at Lulu.com.

When They Crucified My Lord Brother Ramon, SSF. Readings for each day of Lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday recreating the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Designed for personal and/or group use this work includes a scriptural narrative followed by commentary, prayer and reflection for each day.