Monday, February 10, 2020

Book Review - A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary by Fr. Edward Looney

by Rosa Sautner, Catholic homeschooling mother of twin girls.

Book Review -  A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary by Fr. Edward Looney

A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary is a beautifully written book to guide you through each day of Lent.  Fr. Looney has written the book based on the many Marian apparitions of our Lady.  Noting that our Blessed Mother brings to each apparition important motherly requests, Father focuses on a different aspect of her messages for each week of Lent as well as Holy Week.

While the book can be used any time of the year, it is particularly geared toward the season of Lent.  There is a meditation, prayer and action for each day.  Following the daily readings will offer practical advice to help one grow spiritually during Lent.

The book explains the message of many of Mary's apparitions, some well known, like Lourdes and Fatima, and some not as well known, such as La Salette and Beauraing.  Tying the apparitions with each day and week of Lent, this book offers a unique way to walk the Journey of Lent with our Mother Mary.  It will help the reader grow closer to our Suffering Lord as he draws closer to His Mother.