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Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis
Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families
Author: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Trim size: 6 x 9 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
On-sale date: October 2, 2015
This timely fourth title in the Bringing Lent Home series by EWTN host and popular author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle invites families with children to let the wisdom and spiritual insight of Pope Francis be their guide through Lent. The story of the popular Holy Father’s life, brief words of inspiration from him, and a variety of prayers and activities are included for each of the 40 days of Lent.
Known for his humility and concern for the poor, Pope Francis has been an inspiration to millions of Catholics and non-Catholics alike since he became the Church’s first Jesuit pope in 2013.
In Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis, popular author and EWTN host Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle , offers Pope Francis as a guide through Lent. Guided by the threefold Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, the booklet offers inspiring stories, practical ideas for family prayer, easy-to-do activities, and suggestions for conversations.
Building on the popularity of Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II, Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa and Bringing Lent Home with St. Thérèse of Lisieux, this edition provides the same practical elements: a quotation from Pope Francis, a story about his life, and practical suggestions for living the threefold call of Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Parents can enhance their own daily prayer by using the booklet’s reflections for parents. On Sundays, families focus on the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent, and Cooper O’Boyle suggests a project for the week ahead. The booklet can be used with any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles.
Previous books in the series have been praised by parents, catechists, and pastors alike as helpful, creative, and transformative resources.
Features & Benefits
- The previous three books in this series, Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II, Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa and Bringing Lent Home with St. Thérèse of Lisieux, have sold more than 21,000 copies.
- The author created and hosts Catholic Mom’s Café and Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms on EWTN. She has also been featured on Relevant Radio.
- Cooper O’Boyle is an award-winning author and active blogger who also maintains a popular website, donnamariecooperoboyle.com.
- The focus on families with young children makes this a unique resource among Lenten offerings that are usually for individuals and small groups. It can be used during any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles.
"A wonderful piece of artistry."
"A wonderful piece of artistry, delicately weaving the life of Pope Francis, creative resolutions, thoughtful meditations, and heartfelt prayers! Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis will make Lent more fruitful and meaningful for the entire family."
Author of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots
"I will be recommending it frequently."
"Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis will truly provide your family with a practical structure of family prayers, reflections, and practical activities for each day of Lent. I love this book and I know parents will, too. I will be recommending it frequently."
Deacon Mike Bickerstaff
Editor-in-chief of Integrated Catholic Life
"A terrific resource for the entire family."
"I am never disappointed when I pick up a book by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle. Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis is a terrific resource for the entire family to use during Lent. Highly recommended!"
Ellen Gable Hrkach
Author of A Subtle Grace