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Not By Bread Alone

Daily Reflections for Lent 2018
Michelle Francl-Donnay

eISBN: 9780814646281, E4628
Details: 104 pgs
Publication Date: 09/28/2017


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Prayerfully journey through Lent with Michelle Francl-Donnay's fresh and meaningful reflections on the daily Mass readings. In just minutes per day, the insightful meditations of Not by Bread Alone can deepen your experience of this solemn season of prayer and penance and prepare you to participate more fully in the joy of the great Easter mystery.

Michelle Francl-Donnay is a writer, teacher, wife, and the mother of two college-aged sons. Her regular column, Catholic Spirituality, appears at the Philadelphia Archdiocese's news site, She is a professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College and an adjunct scholar of the Vatican Observatory. She blogs about faith and science at and is a contributor to Give Us This Day, published by Liturgical Press

What makes this booklet so effective is the thoughtful, fresh, and down-to-earth comments of its author, Michelle Francl-Donnay. Her reflections draw on rich experience and in so doing open the meaning of the Scriptures.
The Bible Today

This book will touch mind, heart, and soul, paving the way to the glory of Easter.
Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of Toledo

Michelle Francl-Donnay gives us the great gift of a devotional for Lent 2018 that can be used year after year. Because her reflections are simultaneously personal and universal, readers will easily identify with what Francl-Donnay offers for contemplation. Each entry includes a meditation with prompts to help readers explore daily readings, Scripture, and Francl-Donnay's reflection, as well as a prayer. Not by Bread Alone is a rich resource that stands out among devotionals.
Meredith Gould, Ph.D., author, Desperately Seeking Spirituality: A Field Guide to Practice

Michelle Francl-Donnay is a scientist, writer, teacher, wife, and mother. All of these life experiences are the leaven in Not by Bread Alone. That's why it rises above other books of Lenten reflections. Michelle has lived what she is talking about, laughed, cried, and prayed about it, and endeavors to understand its spiritual meaning. Here is nourishing food for the spiritual journey.
Michael Leach, author of Positively Catholic