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Open Our Hearts, Cycle B

Author(s): Donna L. Ciangio

ISBN13: 9781594712760

ISBN10: 159471276X

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

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  • This perennial favorite from pastoral experts Sr. Donna Ciangio, O.P., and Fr. Thomas B. Iwanowski returns for Lent 2012. The small-group program calls Catholics to active discipleship by connecting their everyday lives to the Cycle B Lectionary texts, Church teaching, and the wellspring of Catholic spiritual traditions.


    This Lectionary-based, small-group booklet contains everything needed for a successful parish-based Lenten program, including meatless soup recipes for groups that want to begin faith-sharing with a simple meal. It provides a basic introduction, guidelines for six weekly, small-group faith-sharing sessions, and daily scripture meditations to keep participants engaged throughout each week.


    Sunday gospel texts are printed right in the booklet, and citations with brief commentaries on the first and second readings appear as sidebars. Group sessions link the scriptures with informative and practical commentary and reflection questions, space for written responses, prayers, and suggested activities to help reinforce the week's message.

  • Donna L. Ciangio

    Donna L. Ciangio, O.P., a Dominican sister of Caldwell, New Jersey, is a church leadership consultant and has worked previously at Renew International and the National Pastoral Life Center. She has published widely on parish life and is chair of the board of the North American Forum for Small Christian Communities. She holds bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and religious studies from Caldwell College, a master’s in fine arts from New York University and a doctor of ministry, cum laude, from Drew University. She also holds teacher certification in the states of New Jersey and New York.

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Open Our Hearts, Cycle B