Monday, April 10, 2006
Holy Week is here already.
It appears that I have blinked and moved straight from Christmas to Holy Week and Easter.
Where did the period of Lent and of Ordinary Time go? They went in what seems a blink of an eye.
This week, tomorrow and Wednesday, our older sons arrive from Adelaide. This adds an extra dimension to our Holy week and Easter.
What have you been reading for Lent?
I am reading "First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and in the Trinity" by Scott Hahn. Only a few days left in which to both finish and savour this book, to meet my self imposed deadline of Easter Saturday. Hahn builds on the words of Pope John Paul II. : “God in His deepest mystery is not a solitude, but a family, since He has in Himself fatherhood, sonship, and the essence of the family, which is love.”
Gerry is reading The Times Book of Saints and finding many personal inspiring examples.
Jonathon is reading a chapter from the Bible - the Book of the Apocolypse or Revelations each night.
Alexander read a concise volume titled 'The Catholic Faith." It is one of the first books on the Faith that I read after and during my conversions.
Thomas read a biography of Blessed Miguel Pro,a priest from Mexico in the early 1900s.
Anthony devoured a book on the priest Charles Garnier, a preacher to the Indians in the early days of the colonization of America. Preaching while retaining many parts of their culture.
And the older three boys? Luke, Greg, Nick. What have they read? I'll ask and let you know....