Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II

Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families

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Format: Booklet

Publication date: November 28, 2014

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This timely new addition to the Bringing Lent Home series focuses on the life and wisdom of recently canonized St. John Paul II. Designed by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle for families with young children, it offers a variety of prayers and practices for each day of Lent.  

This family guide to prayer and Lenten devotion is the perfect way to deepen a family’s observance of Lent while also learning about St. John Paul II, beloved pope for more than thirty-five years (1978 –2005) and one of the Church’s newest saints. Structured around a daily quotation from St. John Paul II, a story about his life, and practical suggestions for living the threefold call of Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families takes the worry and the work out of planning the family’s Lent and can be used with any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles. 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.

Product Details

Pages: 96

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781594715600

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A superb Lenten resource!”

    “Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle provides practical, easy-to-do guidance to help families joyfully celebrate the threefold purpose of Lent—fasting, prayer and almsgiving. What gives this book extra value are the poignant stories from the life of St. John Paul II—stories that are guaranteed to touch your heart and increase your family’s love for this great saint. Cooper O’Boyle has written a superb Lenten resource that deserves a place in every Catholic home.”

    Woodeene Koenig-Bricker
    Author of 365 Saints

  • “An outstanding resource!”

    “Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle once again offers Catholic families a beautiful gift! Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II is an outstanding resource to help families enjoy an enriching Lenten journey.”

    Randy Hain
    Author of The Journey to Heaven

  • “An easy, inspiring read!”

    “Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II is an easy, inspiring read that brings John Paul the Great once again into our hearts and homes. Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle has done the work for us, so all we have to do now is gather the family together, listen, reflect, pray and grow in closeness to the Lord and each other.”

    Joan Lewis
    EWTN Rome Bureau Chief

  • “A powerful, inspirational punch.”

    “This little book packs a powerful, inspirational punch, uniting the wisdom of our beloved Papa and the practicality of a mom in the trenches. Be not afraid of Lent!”

    Karen Edmisten
    Author of Deathbed Conversions

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