Daily Devotions for Lent 2013 offers simple prayers, a pertinent reflection on the gospel reading for the day, and a specific challenge for ongoing spiritual growth. In these gospel reflections Hurd gracefully draws the cares, concerns, and joys of his fellow Catholics into the larger story of the Lenten readings and provides a simple blueprint for prayer, reflection, and renewal.
The Living Gospel series of prayer books for Lent and Advent offer practical insight and spiritual wisdom from some of our most popular Catholic preachers and homilists. A new voice each season and a simple format invite Catholics to embrace the living Word of God as revealed in the daily gospel readings and in their everyday lives.
This edition of The Living Gospel series is an affordable gift that parishes can distribute to members of their congregations during the season of Lent.
R Scott Hurd serves as vicar general for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter. A priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, he is former executive director of the Archdiocesan Office of the Permanent Diaconate, and has also served in the Archdiocesan Office for Religious Education. Hurd began his professional ministry as an Episcopal priest, entered the Catholic Church in 1996, and was ordained a Catholic priest four years later. He and his wife live with their three school-aged children in Alexandria, Virginia. Hurd’s first book, Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach, was published in 2011.