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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Improving Your Lent Experience Part 2


"Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit"
"Father Into Your Hands" by Christopher Brown via Flickr, licensed via creative commons. 

Back in 2005, I posted 40 Ways to Improve Your Lenten Experience from Karen Marie Knapp's blog at From the Anchor Hold. She posted it on February 26, 2006 from the Catholic Herald. I'm dividing it into four parts with some updates, tweaks, links, and suggestions.

Part 1 is here. 

13. Keep a dish of ashes in a prominent place as a constant reminder of the season. 

14. Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

15. Test your knowledge of Scripture. 
Bible quiz
The Bible quiz
Catholic Bible Quiz
Quiz on the New American Bible.

16. Read a biography about Archbishop Oscar Romero and/or watch the video “Romero.” 

17. Open a Christmas Club account with the intention of giving the money to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. 

18. Visit a church when you don’t have to.

19. Reserve a button on your car stereo for the Relevant Radio station in your area. 

20. Pray the news — for the people whose stories of hardship are reported daily and weekly. 

21. Read an entry from a Catholic encyclopedia. 

22. Attend Mass at a parish other than your own 

23. Tithe your tax return.

24. If Catholic schools get NCAA tournament bids, learn for whom those schools were named. 

25. Observe five minutes of silence every day. 



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