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Fr. John Burns invites you on a pilgrimage this Lent using Return: A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation.

Fr. John Burns focuses on the quote from the prophet Joel to “rend your hearts, not your garments.” The prophet Joel is calling us to amend our lives, return to the Lord, and practice good works. 

In preparation for Holy Saturday, Fr. John reflects on the meaning of this day and most especially the example of Mary who remained hopeful and patient, even when she was unsure of how God would fulfill his promises. How can Mary’s example of patience and hope help you through the trials of life? 



Each day of Return includes the prayer from the Collect, an inspiring meditation, thought-provoking reflection questions, and a prayer. There’s plenty of space for journaling as well.

Return features stunning original art by Josiah Henley of Heart of IESVS. Free weekly companion videos, a downloadable discussion guide, and other resources at AveMariaPress.com make this book perfect for parishwide, individual, and book club use leading up to Easter.

Look for the Return videos each Sunday in Lent, as well as Easter Sunday, here on CatholicMom.com at 10 AM Eastern.

Ask for Return at your local Catholic bookstore, or order from Amazon.com or Ave Maria Press. Bulk discounts are available for your parish, book club, or prayer group when you purchase the book from Ave Maria Press.

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