Reading Your Bible: The Journey That Will Change Your Life by Steve Mueller is a free 20 page booklet inviting individuals to begin the journey. Questions for journaling and discussion follow each of the eight topics.
One of my favorite books for lenten reading and inspiration is Stations of the Cross. I look forward to reading, praying and meditating on one station per day.
From the Publisher:
During Lent we are surrounded by visual reminders of Jesus' last hours. In Stations of the Cross, renowned author and spiritual master Timothy Radcliffe, OP, offers readers a thoughtful meditation on this powerful devotion. Through word and image Radcliffe offers a profound experience of reflecting on the Stations of the Cross that is both visually and spiritually inspiring. With each reflection, he draws from stunning art commissioned by award-winning liturgical artist Martin Erspamer, OSB.
This Sunday we begin using the lectionary readings from Matthew's Gospel. This PDF booklet is ideal for yearlong formation of catechists, Eucharistic ministers, readers and the adults in the parish. We are offering you Through the Year with Matthew's Gospel for $2.99. Please spread the word through the bulletin, website, and email. Thank you.
Only a little over a year into his papacy, Pope Francis (@Pontifex) is being hailed by the news media, Christians, and non-Christians alike as a refreshing figure in the Vatican. His humility, piousness, and forward-thinking ideas rooted in the Bible have been celebrated around the world.
“I am grateful to the Holy Father for challenging us to act faithfully as good stewards of God’s creation. The encyclical Laudato Si' addresses the interrelatedess of our economy, our environment and our moral call to care for each other. It focuses on the value proper to each creature and the human meaning of ecology while seeking a forthright and honest debate. I look forward to studying this document and discussing how its teachings can be applied in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. In West Michigan we are fortunate to have a strong tradition of cooperation among local government and business to foster a commitment to sustainability of our natural resources. Through the issuance of this important document, Pope Francis builds upon the teaching tradition of the Church as he echoes the concerns and insights of his predecessors.”
Bishop David J. Walkowiak, Diocese of Grand Rapids