My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II

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My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Getting ready for lent

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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1.The Links to resources online. I've compiled them over many years and I keep them up to date. There's lots of good stuff in there.

2.The  Divine Office.
This is available online and here.. I have found that I have trouble using online sources for these prayers because I get distracted. I'll be praying the office and "Ping!" my phone will let me know that the gas bill is due tomorrow, or that a friend of mine has sent me a message.  It's  so distracting!!

So I'm more old school and use the actual books when I am praying alone. 

But if I'm praying with Mr. Pete, we totally use the online resource because he's  a very auditory person and he likes to do the office that way.

3.Praying the Rosary.
Amy Welborn's Praying the Rosary. This is my favorite and I keep it in my purse with my rosary for fast access. 
Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. But this is the one I like to use at home where I can look at the pictures of my Mom and deceased family members while I'm praying. 

4.Lenten Workbook:
Above All by Elizabeth Foss - a Lenten  Journal.. I chose this because it uses is scripture, history and requires an examination of conscience throughout. I am holding myself accountable this Lent!

Remember Your Death - by Theresa Noble. I'm a little scared to start this one, but I think I need to do it. I've seen death up close and personal a number of times. I've seen it go slow and I've seen it come suddenly. Both have their pros and cons.  My mother's death was agonizing, but she also mothered me and my sister for as long as she could by making sure that we knew that she loved us. Every time I saw her that last week, she made sure to tell me. Can I be as gracious at the time of my own death? 

Lent One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens.

For Rosie

Lent And Easter Wisdom by Fulton Sheen.

For quick reads to start the day. 
The Day Christ Died
The Hiden Power of Kindness
Mother Angelica Life Lessons and Every Day Spirituality.
Praying the Gospel