Monday, April 20, 2020

Book Review -A Year with Fr. Rutler, Volume II: Lent, Easter, and Spring

Sophia Institute Press, 2019 

This is the first book by Fr. George Rutler that I have read.  It has been a wonderful experience to read such beautifully written meditations from such a well-educated and faithful priest.  Fr. Rutler is a convert to Catholicism from the Episcopalian priesthood and a graduate of Dartmouth College who also holds degrees from the Gregorian and Angelicum Universities in Rome.

A Year with Fr. Rutler, Volume II,  is a collection of more than ninety meditations for Lent, Easter and the Ascension of our Lord.  Father has a broad world-view,  a vast knowledge of contemporary issues, and a great love of the Catholic faith.  Each mediation will encourage you to think deeply on current issues as well as learn more about the Scriptures and Catholic faith issues.

This volume is greatly uplifting in its encouraging reflections, but it also brings the reader back down to earth with clear and perceptive interpretations of current events in the Church and in the world.  This is a recommended read for Lent, Easter or anytime of the year.

Reviewed by Rosa Sautner, Catholic homeschooling mother of two in New Jersey.