Dipping into Lent
Dipping into Lent is a book that offers forty stories all reflecting on diverse themes that can be contemplated during lent. The topics include an intriguing index of hashtags – from #detox to #impressionist to #one_of_our_own – and the reflections are accompanied by quotes from philosophers, songwriters, popes, saints and scholars. The book is illustrated throughout by photos taken by the author, Fr. Alan Hilliard, Head of the Pastoral and Chaplaincy Service at DIT Bolton Street.
The proceeds of the book will go to a youth programme promoting emotional, spiritual and mental well-being, developed and run in The Sanctuary. Miriam Gormally asked Fr. Hilliard about Lent and about how the book could help people address some of the bigger questions in life as well as find time for quiet contemplation.
The books can be purchased through the Messenger office.