C.S.Lewis

Jane Austen, C.S.Lewis, Laughter and Lent

Dwight Longenecker
4 min readMar 8, 2024

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by Dwight Longenecker

In his rule St Benedict advises that each monk should have a holy book to read during Lent. When searching for a holy book we are not likely to reach for one of Jane Austen’s novels. Nevertheless, this Lent I re-read Pride and Prejudice and not too long ago I took down my copy of Sense and Sensibility and was not disappointed. At the heart of the story lies a very…

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Dwight Longenecker

Catholic priest, author and speaker. Read his blog, browse his books and be in touch at dwightlongenecker.com