40 Days to a new you

Our Faith
Ever wish you had your own personal spiritual trainer? For Lent we offer you 40 of them.

1. Henri J. M. Nouwen: An Ash Wednesday prayer

2. Joyce Rupp: Focus on one thing only

3. Mother Teresa: Dying and rising

4. Thomas Moore: Cleansing the soul


5. Jesus: Blessed Lent

6. Saint Teresa of Avila: Companion in the garden

7. Kathleen Norris: A new/old slant on sin

8. Pope John Paul II: Giving of yourself


9. Kathleen O. Chesto: Fasting from fast-ing

10. Saint Francis de Sales: Divine solitude

11. M. Scott Peck: Communal confession

12. Edith Stein (Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, O.C.D.): Thy will be done


13. Dorothy Day: Works of Mercy

14. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Discipleship and death

15. Frederica Mathewes-Green: Asking and giving forgiveness

16. Jessica Powers: Repairer of fences


17. Thomas à Kempis: Silence and solitude

18. Mohandas Gandhi: Fasting and the voice of God


19. Edwina Gateley: Contemplative prayer

20. Fyodor M. Dostoevsky: Choose to love


21. Joan Chittister, O.S.B.: A growing season

22. M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.:A clash of wills

23. Meister Eckhart: True Conversion

24. Joseph Cardinal Berdarndin: The value of suffering 


25. St. Francis of Assisi: Peace prayer

26. Megan McKenna: The fast I want

27. St. Vincent de Paul: God’s mercy

28. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.: Mourning our losses

29. St. Thérèse of Lisieux: The vocation of love

30. Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B.: Real presence

31. Pierre Teillard de Chardin: Redemptive suffering

32. Archbishop Oscar Romero: Admit guilt


33. Phyllis Tickle: Spiritual season

34. Thich Nhat Hanh: Mindful consumption

35. Madeleine L’Engle: Repentant lambs

36. C.S. Lewis: The risks of love

37. Diana Hayes: Dying on the cross

38. Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O.: Give it time

39. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.: Being prayer

40. Mary Lynn Hendrickson: Turn off the technology