Journeying with Christ this Lent

February 15, 2022 in Books, Featured News, News

Messenger Publications invite readers to journey step by step with Christ this Lent through engaging in a scholarly work and a popular prayer guide. Both books can be found in the Spring Catalogue 2022 » along with many new publications.

Hearers of The Word: Praying and Exploring the Readings for Lent & Holy Week, Year C » maps the readings of Lent and Holy Week, drawing together the story of Jesus’ final days with accompanying commentary, prayer guides and reflections. Biblical scholar Kieran J O’Mahony OSA explores the context and background of the three Sunday readings for each week, facilitating a deeper engagement with the scriptures and an understanding of their historical as well as theological significance.

The Hearers of the Word series of books assist readers in listening attentively to the Word of God, so they may find spiritual nourishment and illumination in the readings. In this, the penultimate book in the popular series, Fr O’Mahony helps facilitate a closer relationship with Jesus on his journey towards resurrection.

This series is a valuable asset in contemplating the scriptures. Hearers of the Word may be helpful to those involved in Lectio Divina, either individually or in a group. Combining spirituality and contemporary biblical scholarship, it is unique among Gospel commentaries on the market today.

Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He is on the team of the Tarsus Scripture School initiative, an online service offering a variety of courses and resources and is well-known for his very popular Weekly Notes – an email resource for each week’s readings throughout the year.

Hearers of The Word: Praying and Exploring the Readings for Lent & Holy Week, Year C by Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications. Priced at €19.95/£18.95

A Lenten accompaniment

A time of reflection and opening people’s minds to communion with God in preparation for the joy of the Resurrection, Lent can be enriched with Sacred Space For Lent 2022 », a compact, portable, printed format of the internationally-known online prayer guide, Sacred Space.

Each day throughout Lent includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and reflection – enabling people to embrace truth and holiness in building a richer relationship with God. The handy format makes this a book for pocket, backpack, handbag or bedside table.

The Irish Province of the Society of Jesus (the Irish Jesuits), founders of www.sacredspace.ie has provided a trusted online prayer guide since 1999. The website serves millions of spiritual pilgrims of many faiths around the world. Sacred Space for Lent 2022 by the Irish Jesuits is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications. Priced at €4.95/£4.50.