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Gearing Up for Lent

Lent is just around the corner and a time to reflect and to intentionally deepen our spirituality and relationship with God as we journey toward the Resurrection and God’s transformative power. Here are three wonderful resources for reflection, reading and prayer this year.

Once again the Brothers at St. John the Evangelist have prepared a wonderful offering called The 5 Marks of Love. It is a FREE six-week series that “examines and reflects on the ways in which God’s Life and God’s Mission” express themselves through us. Inspired by the Anglican 5 Marks of Mission, this series will help you “look for the signs of God’s presence and activity in your life.

Free subscription: 5marksoflove.org


A Way Other Than Our Own – by Walter Brueggeman

“Lent recalls times of wilderness and wandering, from newly freed Hebrew slaves in exile to Jesus’ temptation in the desert. Despite our culture of self-indulgence, we too are called to walk an alternative path – one of humility, justice and peace. Walter Bruggemanns’s thought-provoking reflections for the season of Lent invite us all to consider the challenging, beautiful life that comes with walking the way of grace.”


The Sign and the Sacrifice – by Rowan Williams

“Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, presents the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection as viewed through the eyes of those who witnessed them. The Sign and the Sacrifice explores the meaning of the cross and the significance of Christ’s resurrection, discussing what these events meant to Jesus’ followers in the early years and what they can say to us today.”