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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 reflects on weeping and lamentation as a remedy for coming to terms with the reality that things in life do not always go as we want. In the Bible, the Israelites cried out to the Lord when things went wrong—not as an accusation against God—but as a display of their continued faith in him.

In preparation for Good Friday, Fr. John reflects on the truth that God allows certain things to happen to bring about a greater good—without the cross there is no resurrection. Therefore, we are called to unite our suffering to Christ and trust in the divine will of the father. How can you be steadfast and trust in the Lord even through difficult times? 






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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