Award-winning journalist and popular blogger Deacon Greg Kandra gently guides readers through Lent with thought-provoking spiritual reflections on the daily gospel readings. Kandra will inspire, uplift, and lead readers to prayer as they make their way toward the new life of Easter.
Daily Devotions for Lent 2020 offers guidance from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week. Kandra, creator of The Deacon’s Bench, will challenge readers to observe Lent with their heart and mind set on repentance and renewal. Each two-page daily devotion offers brief Bible verses, prayers, reflections on the Word of God, and an easy-to-do spiritual exercise that can usually be completed the same day.
The Living Gospel series of devotionals for Lent and Advent offers spiritual insight and practical wisdom from popular Catholic preachers, speakers, and homilists. A new voice each season and a simple format invite Catholics to hear and embrace the living Word of God.
About the Author
Greg Kandra serves as a deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn and is a multimedia editor at the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. He is the author of Daily Devotions for Advent 2018 and writes The Deacon’s Bench blog. Kandra was a writer and producer for CBS News from 1982 to 2008 for programs including The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes II, and 48 Hours. He also served for four years as a writer and producer on the live finale of the hit reality show Survivor.
Kandra has received two Peabody and two Emmy awards, four Writers Guild of America awards, three Catholic Press Association Awards, and a Christopher Award for his work. He also was named 2017 Clergy of the Year by the Catholic Guild of Our Lady of the Skies Chapel at JFK International Airport. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland. Kandra cowrote the acclaimed CBS documentary 9/11. He contributed to three books, including Dan Rather’s Deadlines and Datelines, and a homily series. His work has been published in America, US Catholic, Busted Halo, and The Brooklyn Tablet. He has been a regular guest on Catholic radio.
Kandra lives with his wife, Siobhain, in the New York City area.