Magnify: Pursuing Virtue as a Feminine Genius: Book Review

Magnify 90 is a program that taps into this awesome book of daily devotions while challenging women to give up various attachments for a period of 90 days. The idea is that by living a simpler life with fewer distractions, we may delve deeper into our spiritual life with Scripture and Catholic Spiritual Reading, practicing the virtues we’re learning about and pursuing deeper prayer in our personal relationship with Jesus.

This program compliments the Exodus 90 program geared for men.

 

Magnify by Kaylene Brown is the brand new book released in December of last year that offers the main resource for the Magnify 90 program.

I’m so excited about this book! This book is packed with well-researched reflections pulling together Scripture, Catechism and writings of my favorite female saints! While it’s meant to accompany a 90 day ascetic lifestyle comprised of any number of the suggested sacrifices and prayerful practices in the book, Magnify also stands alone as an awesome resource to guide you through your own extended Lent or spiritual retreat.

While I haven’t committed to all 14 challenges within the guidelines of Magnify 90, I have been reading the daily devotions and prayer journaling my response to the questions at the end of each reflection. I’m also excited to introduce the book to our Parish Women’s Group as a possible program and/or Book Club for Lent this year!

It is a pursuit of virtue by meditating on the genius of women. God calls us all to be Saints!

…and Magnify leads us on the path!

Here’s the intro from the back cover of the book:

An invitation to pursue holiness through growing in virtue & your own feminine genius! Magnify 90 is a feminine spirituality journey that relies on our commitment to striving daily to empty ourselves of worldly desires, so that the joy of God’s life within our souls fills us to the point of agape love for others.

Magnify is a book of reflections on virtues geared to deepen a woman’s interior spiritual life, so that her exterior life magnifies the Lord. Each day begins with passages from scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or the writings of female saints; then readers meditate upon a guided reflection. Women are asked to prayerfully take up an ascetic way of life to give more room to silence for listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

As we live a simpler life, we can more easily practice the virtues. The introduction offers particular mortifications to root out vices that so frequently blur our pursuit of holiness. This book is for all adult women, no matter her state in life, and may be read independently of the ascetic components.

Virtues discussed are: humility, affability, gratitude, magnanimity, prayerfulness, docility, industriousness, zeal, modesty, moderation, foresight, and perseverance.

Weekly patrons or mentors include St. Gemma, Servant of God Chiara Corbella, St. Angela Merici, St. Josephine Bakhita, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. Katharine Drexel, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Clare, St. Faustina, Mother Angelica, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Edith Stein, Mother Cabrini, St. Zelie Martin, St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Gianna Molla

 


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Comments

  1. Hello,
    I am a religious sister working with the CMSWR planning a Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia this fall. I am tasked with creating an exhibit featuring the saints. The target audience is young people. I saw your daughter’s saints images online and am very interested in them. Could you please contact me about possibly working with your daughter, either by purchasing existing images or possibly creating some new ones, to use for our exhibit?

    Thank you!
    Sr Constance, l.s.p.
    Little Sisters of the Poor
    Communications Director

  2. Thank you Sr. Constance! I have emailed you directly, but I just wanted to leave a link here showing that Super Saints prints are available, as seen on this post:
    https://equippingcatholicfamilies.com/2018/11/patron-saint/

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