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5 Lovely Lenten devotionals for Catholic women

LENTEN BOOKS

Elizabeth Foss | Magnificat | Blessed is She

Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 02/24/22

These beautiful, thoughtful prayer books are just the thing for any woman looking to pray more this Lent.

Lent is fast approaching, and we’re anticipating a time of growing closer to God. It’s the perfect time to order a Lent devotional that will guide you through the season.

Marking the feasts and fasts of the Church year helps keep our eyes fixed on God’s eternal reality during our earthly trials. 

Lent is defined by three pillars of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This season is set aside in the Church calendar for repentance and reconciliation with God. 

That makes it the perfect season to add a daily devotion or time of prayer. These devotionals are just the thing for anyone looking to pray more this Lent. 

Brick House in the City presents this beautiful and profoundly written devotional

The book focuses on “seven extraordinary saints”: St. Irmã Dulce Pontes in 20th-century Brazil, Servant of God Catherine Doherty in 20th-century Canada, Blessed Miguel Pro in 20th-century Mexico, St. Teresa of Ávila in 16th-century Spain, Venerable Henriette DeLille in 19th-century New Orleans, Venerable Nguyễn Văn Thuận in 20th-century Vietnam, and Blessed Stanley Rother in 20th-century Guatemala. 

“As we reflect on these holy women and men, we will also remember our own call to holiness as we meditate on selections from Pope Francis’ powerful encyclical Gaudete et Exsultate (On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World).”

Above All is a Lenten devotional journal from Take Up and Read that includes daily Scripture passages with enlightening historical notes, as well as devotional essays, room to journal, and space for time organization. 

“Above All is designed to help you reflect on all aspects of your life, particularly those that you may have pushed to the back burner. It’s filled with tools to help you discover which areas need greater care and tending, and is meant to inspire and motivate you to become your absolute truest self, so that come Easter, you can flourish as God intended.”

This Lenten devotional journal takes readers through a study of the Gospel of Matthew. Each weekday includes a journaling prompt drawn from the ancient prayer form of lectio divina. 

“Hosanna is designed to help you reflect on all aspects of your life in light of Jesus’ call to live for the kingdom of heaven. It’s at once gentle and challenging—a journey with one of Jesus’ closest followers that will bring you into the presence of our Lord, from his birth to his resurrection.”

Blessed is She presents this thought-provoking and reflective Lent devotional. Each week includes prayers, journaling sections, questions for contemplation, and reflections.

“Let’s ponder our interior poverty this Lent and embrace our utter dependence on God. In our new devotional book, you will find yourself gently guided through six poverties: poverty of promise, poverty of desire, poverty of security, poverty of hope, poverty of control, poverty of intimacy, and finally the poverty of everything. Ultimately, we are utterly dependent on God. And it’s time to give Him our all.”

Magnificat’s Companion for the Forty Days of Lent includes inspiring daily reflections, faith-filled essays, prayers, poetry, devotions, meditations for the Way of the Cross, and other treasured spiritual insights.  Unlike the others on this list, this devotional is intended for both men and women.

“Lent is a time to refocus our hearts and revive our love of the Lord and one another. By spending a few moments meditating on the inspiring daily reflections and the short prayers that follow them, you will accompany Jesus through his Passion and Death, emerging on Easter Sunday to the overflowing joy of his Resurrection. Let the profound yet practical insights you will find in this little spiritual treasury form and focus your spiritual life, filling it with new conviction and purpose.”

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