Lent starts tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to celebrating this Liturgical season with a husband for the first time. Not only will we have Easter to celebrate at the end of these next 40 days, but a little boy should be making his arrival not too long after. I’ve talked a bit about how I plan to celebrate Lent, but I wanted to share the books I’m looking forward to reading – that don’t involve pregnancy and childbirth.
Matt and I will both be reading this. He read it last Lent and felt a true transformation in his heart meditating with it – or at least trying to do what it says – pray without ceasing.
Since the end of this Lent I will also be entering the beauties of motherhood, I wanted to look to the mother/wife saints for guidance. Who better than the first American Saint?
And, a book to tie motherhood and prayer – St. Monica seems fitting.
Wonderful homilies by St. John Chrysostom which I have already started reading (it’s short)! Ancient and relevant, I hope to be reminded about the responsibilities of married life.
I want to keep realistic reading goals for myself, so these are all I will mention now. There are a few others I have on my shelf that I would like to finally crack open, but some of my common (and bad) Lenten habits are taking on too much. This is the list for now, and if I am able to read more, I will share!
Anyone have a Lenten reading list they’d like to share? Or suggestions on mother saints to read?!
And, just for the record, yesterday was definitely a Monday y’all. It snowed. Our heater went out. And, my car had a flat tire. I can’t say that it frustrated me (keeping those pregnancy hormones in check, oooh oooh!), but it was just funny that all these things happened – and the day that those things happened was a Monday.
Happy Fat Tuesday! I’ll be feasting on all the bad sweets they tell you you shouldn’t eat while pregnant :P