I often joke I’m on the path to sainthood with all these kids getting me on my knees and such. Isn’t middle school purifying enough for any mother?! But, before we open the cause for canonization, let’s talk legit saints.
If you’ve seen Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism series and loved it, then his book, of the same name, may be some great Lenten reading. Several bloggers are writing reviews, with each of us taking a single chapter. These people are really fabulous (slightly intimidating group, but awesome).
Schedule of Reviewers
Chapter 1: Stuart, Stuart’s Study
Chapter 2: Kathy Schiffer, Patheos (Seasons of Grace)
Chapter 3: Lisa Hendey, Patheos (A Good Measure) and CatholicMom.com Founder
Chapter 4: Sarah Reinhard, Snoring Scholar
Chapter 5: Pete Socks, Patheos (The Catholic Book Blogger)
Chapter 6: Trisha Potter, Prints of Grace
Chapter 7: Timothy, Catholic Bibles
Chapter 8: Kathryn Whitaker, Team Whitaker
Chapter 9: Molly, Single Catholic Girl
Chapter 10: Jeff Miller, The Curt Jester
We need the saints in order to come to a richer understanding of God, for each saint in his or her particular manner reflects something of God’s perfection. We might think of God as an absolutely intense white light that, when refracted in creation, expresses itself in an infinite variety of colors. The saints reflect particular colors, and that is precisely why their variety is so important in the life of the church.
This book isn’t one that you can blaze through in one sitting. I’ve found that it’s best absorbed in bits and pieces at a time. For me, God led me to review the perfect chapter. I absolutely loved it! And selfishly, he had some awesome photos in there of some places we’ve been lucky enough to visit. I hope they inspire you as much as they did me.
Did you say you like to travel? Image is offering an amazing giveaway (y’all, I entered on the first day!) for a trip for two to visit Paris and Rome and visit some truly fantastic places. I’m already dreaming of eating gelato and croissants. I realize by telling you I’m seriously impeding my chances of winning. But, it’s Lent. So, yeah. Go enter!