Lenten Blessing of Books

On Ash Wednesday, we celebrate a ritual of blessing of books for spiritual reading during the Holy Season of Lent.  We recognize our need for wisdom and a repentant heart to experience the joy of spiritual desire for union with the Risen Christ.  We ask God that Saints Benedict and Scholastica intercede for us to keep us faithful to the discipline of following Christ.  -Sister Jacqueline Leiter, OSB