Books bring me Joy

03-31-2019Pastor's LetterFr. John C. Granato

My dear friends,

In the spirit of today's liturgy for the Fourth Sunday for Lent (Laetare Sunday), I will be keeping my bulletin letter lighthearted. On Laetare Sunday, we are called to break out of the Lenten penitential aspect in order to experience a brief moment of joy before we move head long into the Passion of our Lord. So, today I will share with you what brings me joy. Ever since I was a child, I have loved reading. I used to read many biographies of athletes, politicians and actors/actresses. I also was an avid reader of mysteries. Today, I am currently reading two novels by Mark Twain, Joan of Arc and The Prince and the Pauper. I am also nearly finished with Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. I also have nearby How Catholic Art Saved the Faith and Volume II of Letters by Padre Pio. And my last book in this cycle is by N.T. Wright, an Anglican priest and theologian, called The Challenge of Jesus, and in the chapel for my holy hours, I have been reading from in Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart - The Journal of a Priest at Prayer.