The season of Lent is a kind of journey, a pilgrimage perhaps, with the promise of something glorious at the end. The readings used at Mass on the forty-six days which include Holy Week, are a guide for us, the pilgrims, and this book is an attempt, often based on those readings, to point the way, to illuminate the journey for people like myself. I am not holy; nor am I a scholar or a theologian, but someone who would like to make a good Lent and to share this walk of faith with others, encouraging them, I hope, to discover their own insights and inspiration, as they face their struggles and doubts and are consoled and uplifted by the Holy Spirit. I hope above all that each of us can deepen our love of Jesus Christ, whose terrible journey this was.
Anthea Dove is a grandmother living with her husband in Whitby, North Yorkshire. An experienced retreat giver, she is strongly committed to ecumenism and to justice and peace. Her many books include The Mass and Mary Brown , To Calvary with Mary and Out of the Blue all published by The Columba Press.