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Sister Miriam's book cover alongside Sister Miriam Heidland. (photo: Courtesy photo / Ave Maria Press)

Sister Miriam Heidland discusses her new book, which presents the penitential disciplines as powerful tools for healing relationships with God, with others, and with ourselves.

By Elisabeth Deffner, EWTN News, March 6, 2022

Elisabeth Deffner writes from Orange, California.


Lent can be complicated. We puzzle over what to “give up,” where to incorporate more prayer and almsgiving into our lives, and how to express and experience fully this penitential season.

Then along comes Sister Miriam James Heidland, of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, with her new book Restore and a different approach to these 40 sacred days. She reiterates again and again the truth of God’s unconditional love for each one of us and emphasizes that the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving are simple tools to help us heal our relationship with the Lord, with ourselves and with others.

Sister Miriam — who leads healing retreats for priests, women religious and laity across the nation — recently spoke with the Register about Restore and her hopes for this guidebook to living out the fullness of God’s love. …