Today I am thrilled to announce my latest book, The Liturgical Home: Lent!
In the tapestry of the Christian liturgical year, the season of Lent emerges as a profound and transformative journey. It is a journey that prepares us for the most miraculous event in our lives, the death and resurrection of Jesus. In a culture that frequently prizes instant gratification and superficial pleasures, Lent calls us to something deeper, something more enduring. It’s a call to look inward, to confront our weaknesses, and to embrace the grace that is so freely offered to us in Christ.
In this Lenten edition of The Liturgical Home, we are bid to observe a Holy Lent with:
~ An Introduction to the Season
~ Ways to Observe Lent in Your Home
~ The Meaning Behind Our Rich Lenten Traditions
~ Lenten Devotions For Your Family
~ Traditional Recipes from Around the World
Lent has such a rich history with beautiful traditions and incredible foods from around the world. In this book, I’ve set about to recover those rich traditions that accompany the season. Not only are there explanations on the overall history of the seasons of the Church but also the season of Lent. I provide the history of all the symbols and traditions we associate with Lent: Why is purple a symbol of Lent? Why don't we eat meat on Fridays? Why do we "bury" the Alleluias? The background story to all of these things is so meaningful and will delight you as they did me.
I recommend traditions for celebrating the whole season of Lent, as well as traditions for the specific days of Lent such as Ash Wednesday and Holy Week. I also include family devotions for the weeks of Lent as well as the special feast and fast days, and (of course!) amazing Lenten recipes from around the world.
I hope that this book will be a valuable resource for people who want to deepen their understanding and celebration of the beautiful season of Lent. Whether you are new to the season of Lent or a seasoned pro, there is something in this book for everyone. So join me in celebrating this beautiful season of penitence and reflection, and let's journey together through the moving days of Lent.