Includes a 6-week lesson program with suggested responses and commentary on the biblical text.
Every year on the first Sunday of Lent, the Gospel reading is about Jesus going off to the wilderness, or desert, for 40 days. On Ash Wednesday, we begin our own 40 days in the desert. This penitential season is an intense time of spiritual renewal.
The Church especially invites us to pray, fast, and give alms as means of expressing our utter dependence on God who through the waters of baptism shares his very life with us.
This study is used for the lectionary readings of Cycle B (2012, 2015, 2018, etc.).
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This Bible study program is rooted in sound Biblical scholarship and in the Church’s magisterium. I hope you will welcome and support this important Bible study program in your parishes.
—Most Rev. Peter Jugis, bishop, Charlotte
This program covers all the desirable bases—thorough textual analysis and exegesis, stimulating questions to engage the individual subscriber, and direct and faithful connections of what has been studied to the Catechism, and to the magisterial writings of the Church. I can easily assure any pastor, that this program will not only enhance the spiritual lives of your people individually, but also the level of spiritual vitality of your parish.
—Most Rev. John F. Donoghue, archbishop emeritus, Atlanta