Win an Exclusive Copy of Pope Francis’ First Book

My friends at Loyola Press are preparing for the release of Pope Francis first book, The Church of Mercy, with an opportunity to win a free copy before the book is officially released on April 20th .

Simply answer the following questions that will be posted each day this week on Loyola Press’s Facebook page, Ignatian Spirituality’s Facebook page, and Twitter. Be sure to include the tag #ChurchofMercy in your response.

Loyola Press will select three winners at random from all qualified entries each day—extra points awarded to contestants who submit visual answers!

The questions to answer each day are:

  • Monday: What do you love about Pope Francis?
  • Tuesday: When have you experienced a moment of mercy in your life?
  • Wednesday: Why do you want to read this book?
  • Thursday: How have you been inspired by Pope Francis?
  • Friday: Inspired by Pope Francis’s example, how will you be merciful to those in your life?

The contest begins at 8 a.m. CST on Monday, April 7th, and ends at 5 p.m. CST on April 11th. Entries are limited to those in North America.

Good luck!

3 Minute Retreat Mondays

I am honored and pleased to have been invited by Loyola Press to contribute a series of reflections based on their 3 Minute Retreats for the Mondays of Lent.  My first reflection will be posted on Monday; other authors will be contributing their own reflections for each of the 40 days, beginning with an introductory reflection tomorrow by Fr. James Martin, SJ.

The easiest way to access all the retreats and reflections is by submitting your email address, through the 3 Minute Retreat web site, or via their  Facebook page. I will be posting my reflections every Monday of Lent on this blog and on my Facebook page. I hope that you will find these reflections a beneficial addition to your Lenten preparation!