My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Our Lady of Lourdes



I always loved that story and I have told my kids and my husband, if it ever gets to the point that I require extraordinary medical procedures to stay alive- I'd rather take a trip to France and see Lourdes!! Even if I don't get a cure at least I'll have made one last pilgrimage to a place I've always imagined!

But here's the next best thing -  Web Cam - live from Lourdes France!
You can place a petition and  have a candle lit at the grotto!

The Story of Our Lady of Lourdes

In years past the kids and I have watchedSong of Bernadette."  Available on Netflix too. I know it made an impression on them because they have brought up parts of the movie in the past. The poverty of the Soubirous family was very striking. Two of our favorite scenes - Bernadette digging the spring at Lourdes, and at the end when her terrible suffering is revealed just before she dies - that part always gets me!





This site is pretty neat. It talks about Lourdes and about the incorruptible body of St. Bernadette with pictures!




Pius XII Encyclical on lourdes
Le pape Pie XII à écrit une encyclique sur Lourdes pour le centenaire des apparitions

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