Braving the Thin Places Lenten Read-Along


Join in a special Lenten read-along with Loyola Press. We’ll be reading Braving the Thin Places: Celtic Wisdom to Create a Space for Grace at a relaxed pace that will give us time to savor what we read during the weeks of Lent.

About the Book

A “thin place” is where God’s grace is waiting to happen: an important threshold, a soul friendship, a fresh chapter in life, a painful secret or fear, or a time of hardship. Whatever the circumstance, a thin place is where God and humanity meet in a mysterious way. These moments open us to places of rawness and beauty. When we enter into a thin place, we feel a sense of breakthrough as we break free of the ordinary and experience the extraordinary amid our daily lives.

How to Participate

  1. Purchase your copy of Braving the Thin Places by Julianne Stanz.
  2. Download the read-along schedule.
  3. Post your thoughts, favorite quotes, or reactions with #lentreadalong on social media.

The Loyola Press read-along begins on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and runs through Holy Week, April 10 through April 16, 2022.

On Fridays during Lent, visit for special content related to our read-along, including opportunities to discuss sections of the book with other readers.

About the Author

Julianne Stanz is a storyteller, encourager, and retreat leader who grew up in Ireland and now serves as Director of Parish Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay. She is also a consultant to the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the USCCB.