Linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy and updating how my Lenten reads are going so far.
The Reckless Way of Love is a series of reflections on how we are called to love God and each other taken from the writings of Servant of God Dorothy Day, organized by Carolyn Kurtz, I really appreciated how the book was laid out; with each section focused on a different aspect of the lived experience of loving as we are called to by Christ. I again found myself marveling at Day's great commitment to live the Greatest Commandment and her honesty at how difficult the daily work of that can be.
The Quiet Companion by Mary Purcell is the story of St Peter Faber, one of the founding members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). I really enjoyed this biography where Purcell pulled from the letters to and from the saint, as well as his diary to tell the story of his life and the times when he lived. From his time at the University of Paris where he was roommates with St Francis Xavier, to when they met St Ignacio Loyola and traveled with him to Rome to form the order and have it approved. Later he was sent to Germany with the task of pushing back against the Reformation and finding common ground with Lutherns.
Make My Life Simple by Rachel Balducci is a fun fast read filled with great advice to reduce the chaos and find pockets of peace in your day. What I appreciated most about the book was the tone; Balducci offers a lot of suggestions from her experience as a mother of 6 but stresses the most important idea was for the reader to find what works for them since the comparison was the fastest way to lose your sense of peace.