The Sacred Heart for Lent: Daily Meditations  -     By: Thomas Williams
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Servant Books / 2011 / Paperback

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Journey through Lent with the Sacred Heart. The Sacred Heart for Lent: Daily Meditations contains an entry for each day of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter Sunday. The simple meditations excerpted from Fr. Williams's popular A Heart Like His, are meant to deepen a Christian's journey through Lent by learning to know Christ's heart more intimately, love him more profoundly, and imitate him more perfectly. The perfect Lenten companion, it includes the history of the devotion to the Sacred Heart and contains a section of traditional prayers to the Sacred Heart.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Servant Books
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1616362383
ISBN-13: 9781616362386
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Publisher's Description

Lent calls us to self-examination and mindfulness. Drawing on the mystery of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr. Williams begins each day of the season with a passage from Scripture. His insightful reflection leads to a succinct, powerful prayer. Use this elegant collection of daily meditations to explore how serious lenten observance and warm devotion to the Sacred Heart complement and inform each other.

Author Bio

THOMAS D. WILLIAMS teaches theology at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum in Rome. He is a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. He has served as Vatican analyst and consultant on faith, ethics, and religion for CBS and NBC and is the author of The World as It Could Be and Spiritual Progress.

Author Bio

THOMAS D. WILLIAMS teaches theology at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum in Rome. He is a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is widely known for his on-air commentary and analysis for NBC and CBS News. He has served as Vatican analyst and consultant on faith, ethics, and religion for CBS and NBC and is the author of The World as It Could Be and Spiritual Progress. He lives in Rome, Italy.

Publisher Summary

Lent calls us to self-examination and mindfulness. Drawing on the mystery of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr. Williams begins each day of the season with a passage from Scripture. His insightful reflection leads to a succinct, powerful prayer. Use this elegant collection of daily meditations to explore how serious lenten observance and warm devotion to the Sacred Heart complement and inform each other.

Editorial Reviews

"Love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been a staple of Christian spirituality. Lent is a splendid time to renew it, and this book is a good way to begin." —Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York


"Links the noble tradition of devotion to the Sacred Heart to the rediscovery of the baptismal character of Lent in a way that enriches the Forty Days for everyone." —George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

The first parish I attended in the teeny tiny town closest to us was named for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so this book caught my eye. I wondered, before I checked it out, how this one seemingly limited topic could be applied to each day in Lent. And then I spent a bit of time reading the reflections. Each day opens with a Scripture verse and has a bite-sized meditation. The closing prayer and petition to the Sacred Heart, though, are where I found the most appeal. They are down-to-earth and accessible, even for someone who finds the Sacred Heart a bit of a challenging concept, as I do. Time spent with this book during Lent is sure help the reader grow in a devotion that will benefit more than just the individual. —CatholicMom.com

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