Lent calls us to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. Few saints have done this more intentionally than St. Francis of Assisi. He lived the teachings of Jesus, often quite literally, from the time of his conversion until his death. In doing so, he inspired people of his own time as well as millions from his day to our own, to do likewise.
By pairing the words and deeds of Francis with the Scripture readings for Lent, Lent With St. Francis: Daily Reflections helps readers reflect on how they, too, can live the Gospel in the circumstances of their daily lives. It is written in a simple and engaging style that will draw readers in to the life of Francis, as they grow in their faith and spiritual practice through the inspiration of this beloved saint.
Diane M. Houdek is the digital media editor for Franciscan Media, as well as author and editor of Bringing Home the Word and a senior editor of Liberty+Vine. She has written extensively for Franciscan Media. She is a past editor of Scripture From Scratch and Weekday Homily Helps. She has an M.A. in English literature from Northwestern University and an honors B.A. in English and history from Marquette University.