In this post, published at Catholic Exchange last Lent, K. V. Turley reviews a new English translation of Fr. Jacques-Bénigne Basset’s Meditations for Lent
Lent can be daunting. Rarely have I met anyone that looks forward to it. Yes, we need it, but that is an altogether different matter.
The three component parts of our Lenten observance we know: prayer, fasting and alms-giving. One aspect of prayer is Lectio Divina, otherwise known as spiritual reading. Today, it has never been easier to find good spiritual books – many are freely available online. So there is no excuse for not finding and reading a good book this Lent.
It is with this in mind that my attention was drawn to the book on the desk in front of me.