Topic: lent

After A ‘Steady Performance Through Two Grueling Days Of Testimony,’ ‘The Hearings Confirm That Gorsuch Is Imminently Qualified.’ He ‘Should Be Confirmed’Hearings Prove Judge Gorsuch ... discuss

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Matthew 2:13-15; 19-23So far in our Survey of these lenten saints, we have looked at St. Matthias, the apostle chosen to replace Judas, who shows us that our calling in Christ is more important than w ... discuss

Thursday in the Third Week of LentThe CollectKeep watch over thy Church, O Lord, with thine unfailing love; and, seeing that it is grounded in human weakness and cannot maintain itself without thine a ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut (Click here for today’s readings)What did the man born blind do once he could see? He ... discuss

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Wednesday in the Third Week of LentThe CollectGive ear to our prayers, O Lord, and dispose the way of thy servants in safety under thy protection, that, amidst all the changes of this earthly pilgrima ... discuss

After our last young adult meeting last month, my friend Joe, another group member (whom I'll call E), and I were on our way to drop off E at his house. Since it was a bit of a drive, I took ... discuss

After our last young adult meeting last month, my friend Joe, another group member (whom I'll call E), and I were on our way to drop off E at his house. Since it was a bit of a drive, I took the ... discuss

 A lot of my friends and family have gotten rid of sweets, pies, cakes, and other goodies during Lent. Since I already had to give up those things to follow my special Paleo diet to control an aut ... discuss

Tuesday in the Third Week of LentThe CollectO Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended ... discuss

On the 4th Sunday of Lent, we read in John’s Gospel about Christ healing a man blind from birth. We identify with the man who came to see and believe in Jesus as the Son of God. The Lord has anointe ... discuss

Because March 19 falls on a Sunday, the celebration of this solemnity has been moved to March 20 for this year.Giuseppe Maria Lo Spagnolo Crespi - Death of Saint Joseph [c.1712]Via Gandalf's GalleryTh ... discuss

Monday in the Third Week of LentThe CollectLook upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, we beseech thee, Almighty God, and stretch forth the right hand of thy majesty to be our defence against ... discuss

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Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)We have all heard the phrase “Seeing is believing.” The idea comes, I suppose, from skeptical people who won’t ... discuss

The Collect .WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jes ... discuss

Bewildered, convicted, witnessing. The woman left her water jar and went into the town and said to the people, “Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Chr ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): March 18thToday is the Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, a Doctor of the Church.  On feastdays in Lent, more usually the Mass of the Lenten feria is said with only a comm ... discuss

Propers for Saturday in the Second Week of LentThe CollectGrant, most merciful Lord, to thy faithful people, grant pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: The Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of how the American Health Care Act will impact the economy and our insurance markets is simply absurd.I told Martha MacCallum on Fox Ne ... discuss

was born in Jerusalem around 315, and became bishop of that city in about 349. The years between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Council of Constantinople (381) were troubled years, in which the Ch ... discuss

Just a few things for St. Patrick's Day.First of all, it's Lent and St. Patrick's Day is on Friday ... you really just need to shoulder your cross and skip the corned beef (which is never a problem fo ... discuss

The CollectGrant, O Lord, that as thy Son Jesus Christ prayed for his enemies on the cross, so we may have grace to forgive those who wrongfully or scornfully use us, that we ourselves may be able to ... discuss

  I love this season of Lent, a time that speaks of Gods great love and mercy for us. A love that died on the cross to pay for our sins, each individual one of us. Yes, even the sin of abortio ... discuss

The CollectO Lord, strong and mighty, Lord of hosts and King of glory: Cleanse our hearts from sin, keep our hands pure, and turn our minds from what is passing away; so that at the last we may stand ... discuss

*sings along to some of my favorite songs.*"Emmy, you can't do that! It's Lent!"*dances around the living room or bedroom as a form of exercise.""You can't do that, either! It's Lent!"Oops?I've been f ... discuss

Meditations for Each Day of Lentby St. Thomas AquinasWednesday After the Second SundayThe Passion of Christ brought about our salvationbecause it was an act of satisfactionHe is the propitiation for o ... discuss

In early 14th-century Oxford, surrounded by some of the foremost theologians of medieval Europe, a Franciscan friar named William Herebert was writing a precious little collection of poems. Herebert ... discuss

The CollectO God, who didst so love the world that thou gavest thine only begotten Son to reconcile earth with heaven: Grant that we, loving thee above all things, may love our friends in Thee, and ou ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)One of my favorite Scripture quotations is, “As cold wat ... discuss

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Conviction from the other side. “Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” This Lent we are focusing ... discuss

Real MusicA Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Churchby Anthony EsolenI am writing this book to bring back the words of great Christian hymns, most of which are no longer heard anywhere. These hymns a ... discuss

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Tuesday in the Second Week of LentThe CollectO God, who didst will to redeem us from all iniquity by thy Son: Deliver us when we are tempted to regard sin without abhorrence, and let the virtue of his ... discuss

by Penna Dexter, Contributing Author: We’re officially in Lent, the period of 40 days, which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. It’s a time of preparation for Easter, and, in many Chr ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): March 12thToday is the Feast of St. Gregory I (i.e. St. Gregory the Great) who ruled the Church as Pope from September 3, 590 AD until his death on March 12, 604 AD.  On f ... discuss

I recently read an article that said, “Television is fast becoming anti-life….it certainly is anti-relationship.”  That’s  something to think about.  TV is anti-relationship ... discuss

From a long ago insert I wrote for our church bulletin.Who Do You Say I Am?Filled with the holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be t ... discuss

This book is a Good Friday devotion and reflections. The author goes through each of the seven things Jesus said on the cross, and builds his devotions and reflections upon them. Steven Furtick begi ... discuss

The CollectLet thy Spirit, O Lord, come into the midst of us to wash us with the pure water of repentance, and prepare us to be always a living sacrifice unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who ... discuss

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Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If you’ve heard the soundtrack for the Broadway show Les Miserables you may remember a song sung by Fantine that is ... discuss

Afraid? I was terrified to approach God. It was years after my abortion until I dared to even step foot into a church, and then it was only because my son was about to make his first communion. I was ... discuss

Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities ... discuss

Oh, Lent 2017... you're throwing me some massive curveballs I wasn't anticipating. As I mentioned in the last post, on Thursday I went to my follow-up appointment with my doctor following Tuesday's E. ... discuss

Propers for the Ember Saturday in LentThe CollectWe beseech thee O Lord, graciously to hear the prayers of thy people: and of thy great goodness turn aside from them the scourges of thine anger. Throu ... discuss

The season of Lent is a period of sacrifice and self-reflection. While it is true that Lent is a time of prayer and fasting it is easy to feel like we are struggling. It is important to love Lent beca ... discuss

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Propers for the Ember Friday in LentThe CollectWe beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have compassion on thy people that they, which by thee are enabled to serve thee in all godliness, may ever be com ... discuss

Before I begin, I just wanted to say that, yes, I know the last two blog posts weren't posted on the Facebook page. I went to IFTTT to fix it and this post should be posted as soon as I publish it. If ... discuss

Lent Midweek 2Perpetua and FelicitasMatthew 24:9-14March 8, 2017When you think of the early Christian martyrs, you likely have a picture in your head of faithful believers in Christ being thrown to th ... discuss

On Monday afternoon -- after I wrote the last blog post -- my toothaches (yes, it became plural) were so terrible that I asked to be squeezed in by a local dentist to get checked out in the case of an ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings) All of us know people who have retired to Florida or Ariz ... discuss

Lent Bible Study by Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

"Father Into Your Hands" by Christopher Brown via Flickr, licensed via creative commons.  Back in 2005, I posted 40 Ways to Improve Your Lenten Experience from Karen Marie Knapp's blog at Fro ... discuss

Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional pri ... discuss

Propers for the Ember Wednesday in Lent The Collect.We beseech thee, O Lord, that thou wouldest graciously hear our prayers: and stretch forth the right hand of thy majesty to be our defence against a ... discuss

Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel, Lent,Lent 2017, Lent Daily Devotional ... discuss

My Lord, my God, my Savior, my King, what do you want me to do for You?  Speak to my heart and tell me what You want of me in these troubled times.  Help me Oh Lord to desire only to do Your ... discuss

Lent has not been easy... and we're only 5 days into it (not counting Sunday).On Ash Wednesday I was hit with something that had me in bed all day and didn't let me get out of the house until Friday. ... discuss

When I am constantly running there is no time for being. I will never understand the silent dying of the green pie-apple tree if I do not slow down and listen to what the Spirit is telling me, telling ... discuss

Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel, Lent,Lent 2017, Lent Daily Devotional ... discuss

Reformed congregations are adopting Lent for the very same reason. People like Lent. It is socially acceptable, even hip to go about with ashes on one’s forehead once a year. It seems counter-cultu ... discuss

Convicted and choosing freedom. “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not ea ... discuss

The Second Sunday of Lent (A), March 12, 2017By Msgr. Bernard BourgeoisGenesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 33; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9"He saved us and called us to a holy life." (2 Tim1:9) The annua ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)God asked Abraham to leave his land, take everything and everyone with him and move to a new land. Later God asked Mo ... discuss

Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel, Lent,Lent 2017, Lent Daily Devotional ... discuss

Once we wake up to the injustice in the world, what do we do?  Hopefully we are aware of the prejudices we all harbor in our hearts for those who are not like us on the surface.  We have to ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit we may ever obey thy godly motions in rig ... discuss

I know that Lent means a lot to many Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, and Methodists and is a significant part of their traditions. But, as I look at the Bible and the true nature of Christian l ... discuss

Let us ask the Lord that we might prepare ourselves suitably... Jesus, beloved Son of the Father, grant that we may listen to you and follow you to Calvary, to the Cross, to share with you in the glor ... discuss

Why do we say that there are 40 days of Lent? When you count all the days from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday, there are 46.A. It might be more accurate to say that there is the "40-day fast with ... discuss

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Flocknote is offering both daily Lenten text messages and daily Lenten emails leading up to Easter this year! Each day you'll either learn something new about Lent or you'll get a tip or challenge tha ... discuss

Reposting this because, well, it's that time of year and we all need a little help with the fine points of what the Church means by "meatless!"  Also the point about fasting from flesh is one tha ... discuss

Wow!  Today's reading spells out what we must do when we fast.  It isn't enough to give up chocolate or meat during lent.  We have to set free the oppressed, share our bread with the hu ... discuss

Making Lent taste wonderful - Madhur Jaffrey's Indian cream of pea soup. Get it at Meanwhile, Back in the Kitchen. ... discuss

I've been busy posting lists of books, movies, and suchlike. But I haven't said much about my own personal plans for Lent.In the past Lenten sacrifice has changed my habits in real life such as not us ... discuss

The CollectDirect us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy hol ... discuss

Celebrating Texas Independence.Let us raise our margarita glasses high in tribute to the brave heroes of the Texas Revolution.Yes it is Lent but not Friday! After the fasting, feasting! Let's all cele ... discuss

Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

Matthew 17:1-9The Transfiguration of our LordMarch 6th, 2011“Just a Peek”Transfiguration. Now there's some churchly insider lingo for you. What does it mean? Trans, as in, change – figure, as in ... discuss

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. And so another Ash Wednesday is upon us, another Season of Lent begins, and another 40 days of fasting and penitential preparation for the j ... discuss

Back in 2005, I posted 40 Ways to Improve Your Lenten Experience from Karen Marie Knapp's blog at From the Anchor Hold. She posted it on February 26, 2006 from the Catholic Herald. I'm dividing it i ... discuss

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Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)Recently I was traveling south on Route 91 in Vermont. Aft ... discuss

The ComminationBRETHREN, in the Primitive Church there was a godly discipline, that, at the beginning of Lent, such persons as stood convicted of notorious sin were put to open penance, and punished i ... discuss

“Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.”By now, any number of participants in the Catholic blogosphere have announced, with some measure of fanfare, that they are giving up blog ... discuss

Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleag ... discuss

A plenary indulgence may be obtained on each Friday of Lent by the faithful, who after worthily receiving Communion, piously recite the following prayer before an image of Christ crucified – pr ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, Lent, Lent 2017, Catholic, Amy Welborn, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Michael Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

Rerun because I need to read this every year. Painful though the process may prove to be, I ask God for the transformation I need to become closer to the person He created me to be.Let's begin with th ... discuss

 “Remember you are dust. From dust you come and to dust you will return. Repent and believe the gospel.” I have always considered these words to be striking, and to be honest, ones I did not ... discuss

Ash Wednesday Prayer, Lent, Lent Devotional, Amy Welborn, MIchael Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

The Lenten Season Begins The entire Christian life celebrates Christ's victorious Resurrection on Easter morning. However, from Christianity's earliest days, the actual Paschal season has received spe ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worth ... discuss

Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful ... discuss

No, your eyes do not deceive you. I'm giving up talking... in a way. Let me back up a bit and explain.I've been thinking about what to do for Lent for several weeks. I started early... even before Chr ... discuss

Every year I have to psych myself up for the Ash Wednesday fast. Rereading this helps.Fasting. No one likes it. Even people who don't care about food too much don't like it. And no wonder. We get ... discuss

Another big list that I've updated from last year.Here are some of my favorite faith podcasts which can prove helpful at Lent. To be fair, I tend to listen to most of them year-round.Lanky GuysA weekl ... discuss

March 1, 2017 "Remember that thou art are dust and to dust thou shalt return."On Ash Wednesday, Catholics receive ashes in the shape of a cross placed on the forehead. The rite evokes Saint ... discuss

So tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, and, as a Catholic, we enter in to the season of Lent. I love Lent. It is really an opportunity to pull myself back God, putting Him first and foremost. I would like to t ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, Lent, Lent 2017, Catholic, Amy Welborn, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Michael Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

It is good for me to have this reminder in prayer, which I have posted for the last few years. We tend to think of the feasting of Mardi Gras as being totally opposite to the fasting of Lent. But they ... discuss

The way the first week of Lent was observed in pre-revolutionary Russia was that most business was shut down for the week, schools were in recess, and everyone went to Church. When the full cycle of s ... discuss

With Lent upon us, it’s time to consider what you will be reading to help you grow in holiness. Here are my recommendations: 1. Bringing Lent Home with St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Prayers, Reflectio ... discuss

When Presbyterians and Baptists and free church evangelicals start attending Ash Wednesday services and observing Lent, one can only conclude that they have either been poorly instructed in the theolo ... discuss

Here, for your consideration, is our annual compilation of ways to observe the season of Lent. Lent is a time of enormous grace and spiritual renewal. It is a period of solemnity, reflection and repen ... discuss

With Lent just hours away, let us reflect on our lives as disciples of Christ and as members of His mystical body that is the Church on earth. Anyone old enough to remember the election of Pope Saint ... discuss

The day before Shrove Tuesday and the onset of Lent. This day, spent in dissipation, was said to leave everything with a bluish tinge through inebriation.Catholic Trivia ... discuss

How do you know it’s Lent?It’s not so much by the ash mark on your forehead or fish marks on the calendar. Tradition tells us that Lent has three distinguishing marks: prayer, fasting and almsgivi ... discuss

Tweaked from last year. I'm never as interested in "Jesus" movies as I am in mainstream films with food for thought about sin, reparation, and redemption. These movies run the gamut so if you hav ... discuss

From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, Lent, Lent 2017, Catholic, Amy Welborn, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Michael Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

His passion was not a discipline that made his heart pure in its love for his Father, it was the price to be paid for our sins, and he paid it in full. Christians are called to suffer as Christ suffer ... discuss

After I blogged about missing Mass last weekend, I emailed one of our favorite local priests about what I could do regarding my terrible no-Mass streak. His advice was simple: keep trying. Try to make ... discuss

The season of Lent is a season of penance, purity and deepening spiritual activity in preparation for the celebration of Easter. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and includes 40 week days and six Sundays ... discuss

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Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)“And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.” I have often pondered over the meaning of those final ... discuss

Crucifixion of Jesus icon, Moldovita Monastery, Moldavia, Romania.The First Sunday of Lent, March 13, 2011By Father Bernard BourgeoisGenesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Psalm 51; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 ... discuss

The season of Lent is a season of penance, purity and deepening spiritual activity in preparation for the celebration of Easter. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and includes 40 week days and six Sundays ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, Lent, Lent 2017, Catholic, Amy Welborn, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Michael Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

We must ask ourselves before we soon begin Lent: Is our process of purification a priority now or are we putting everything off until Purgatory?The meditation themes for improvement of the "requisite ... discuss

Hit the road. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing ... discuss

We are about to enter into the holiest time of the Catholic year:  Lent.  But what makes it such a holy time? Most people view Lent as basically a time to give up something that you really l ... discuss

This is a huge list to be sure. But it has some of the most thought provoking books I know which can both entertain and inspire. It ranges from science fiction to mystery to Uncle Tom's Cabin. I ran t ... discuss

Attention Big C Catholics readers. We recently received from Pray More Novenas, the following announcement which we submit for your consideration. ***********************************The Pray More ... discuss

After finishing the Aquinas novel (de Wohl's The Quiet Light), I'm going with something more spiritual (and Franciscan) as a prelude to Lent: Poetry As Prayer: Saint Francis of Assisi by Father Murray ... discuss

Amy Welborn in Living Faith. Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Michael Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel, Lent Daily Devotional ... discuss

As we look forward to the season of repentance and renewal that is Lent, may we live in full the words Saint Ephraim beautifully expressed in his Lenten prayer.O Lord and Master of my life, take from ... discuss

Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017By Father Bernard BourgeoisJoel 2:12-18; Psalm 51; 2 Corinthians 5:20–6:2; Matthew 6:51-6, 16-18"Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your Go ... discuss

I've gotten so used to the idea that Lent begins late this year that somehow it got programmed into my brain as if it would never begin.While that is a lovely dream for those who, like me, do not look ... discuss

What will convince the world, and - infinitely more importantly - what will convince us of the validity of our faith and all the truth she professes is not comfort, not the statement that "this will ... discuss

Two years ago I read The Lord by Romano Guardini during Lent and it was transformative. Last year I read several small devotional style books which were good though not transformative.This year I'm go ... discuss

As we approach Ash Wednesday our message s the same..if you are someone who has been involved in abortion you can be healed! Come Home to His Mercy this Lent!   It is not unusual for someone who ... discuss

Stations of the Cross for Teens, Amy Welborn, Michael Dubruiel, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel, Lent resources, Lent 2017 ... discuss

As we prepare to enter the holy season of Lent, we have to begin preparing ourselves.  What penance will you be doing?  Besides prayer, fasting, and alsmgiving, there are a lot of options.&n ... discuss

Spanish Lent Daily Devotional , Amy Welborn, Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Michael Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel ... discuss

When is Ash Wednesday? Amy Welborn, Dubruiel, Michael Dubruiel, Joseph Dubruiel, Mike Dubruiel, Lent 2017, Daily Lent Meditation Book ... discuss

“Ashes are a statement that death and suffering are real,” the site explains. “Glitter is a sign of our hope, which does not despair. Glitter signals our promise to repent, to show up, to witnes ... discuss

Outside my window... Little plants popping up because they don't know it's only February!! I am thinking... of what I want to do to get ready for Lent!  I want to add more prayer time and spiri ... discuss

Extraordinary life. So let no one boast about human beings, for everything belongs to you, Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or the present or the future: all belong to you, ... discuss

Hey, old friend! It's been awhile. How are you? I'm looking forward to seeing you. I always love a good trek in the desert.Funny thing about you, though -- you always sneak up on me. Well, not exactly ... discuss

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series, written in 2009. I pulled it all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- enjoy!(Intro ... discuss

Hello, everyone!Can you believe Lent begins in exactly two weeks from today? I actually began thinking about what I would be doing for Lent this year, a couple of weeks ago. As soon as Christmastide e ... discuss

Each year on the Tuesday after Septuagesima there was celebrated a "Mass in Some Places," according to the 1955 Missal. This special Mass is for The Prayer of Christ and has been around for several hu ... discuss

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Before I begin, I want to wish everyone a happy feast of Our Lady of Lourdes! Also, I offer my apologies for the long gap between blog posts. I got sick and then had two exams to do... and then had a ... discuss

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Question 1: "Should a house be blessed every year?"Question 2: "What should a family do to prepare for a house blessing and what should they expect?"There are two types of house blessings: The blessin ... discuss

“When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses,Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalemto present him to the Lord,just as it is written in the law of the Lord,E ... discuss

This is another devotional by Liz Curtis Higgs. The cover has a lovely design with a flower. She begins her book with an Introduction as to what the book is all about. She spreads her material over e ... discuss

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming ...”It is ironic that the last day of Christmastide should be anti-clamatic, if only for the day itself. The hig ... discuss

Oh, 2016... what a roller coaster year it was. I had so many lows but the highs were what made this year and what I went through worthwhile. Who knew that the lessons I learned during Lent -- on contr ... discuss

Question: "Are married couples required to abstain from sex during the fasts?"The short answer is "no." But a longer answer is necessary here.It is a pious custom for married couples to abstain from s ... discuss

Question: "When are prostrations made at the Liturgy?"We do not make prostrations at all on Sundays, with the exception being the veneration of the Cross on the third Sunday of Lent, or when the feast ... discuss

Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT. Lent 4c, (March 6, 2016) Luke 15:11-32 TITLE: “My Two Sons” Grace to you and peace from God our F ... discuss

LENT!  Sure enough I’m still alive.  92 and a half!  Where does the time go?  I gave up TV for Lent and all of a sudden I’m wallowing in time.  Didn’t think I really watched all ... discuss

Our family's devotional discovery this Lent has been the Jesus Tree.  Although similar to the Jesse Tree of Advent, it has some subtle differences that make it more than just a devotion which has ... discuss

A portrait of Taylor Swift with pancakes on top of her head. Painted last weekend.The stumps in the background are of pop stars past or becoming.  I may revise one stump to demonstrate that it is ... discuss

Via the power of IFTTT Lent 2c, (February 21, 2016) Luke 13:31-35 TITLE: “Put Your Trust Where it Belongs” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text f ... discuss

In our family, we always enjoy adding new traditions to our celebrations of the liturgical seasons.  And this year, we have been introduced to one for Lent that will be sure to be part of our Len ... discuss

Lent 1, (February 14, 2016) Luke 4:1-13 TITLE: “Temptation” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel just read from St. Luke ... discuss

.The teachings of Jesus Christ go against everything in our world and in our universe. Charles Darwin taught us that "only the strong [or fittest] survive." And certainly our physical world bears ou ... discuss

Transfiguration Day, (February 7, 2016) Luke 9:28–36 TITLE: “Changed” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel just read fro ... discuss

Amy Bjornson Actress Portfolio Photography Session Amy contacted me about 6 months ago to help her work on her acting/model portfolio headshots and assorted images.  She has some great ideas of who s ... discuss

Tonight, Lent comes to an end and the Triduum commencesSecond Reading from Today's Office of ReadingsFrom an Easter homily by Saint Melito of Sardis, bishopThe Lamb that was slain has delivered us fro ... discuss

-- The secular lay members of the Mystical Body of Christ have their own role to play in the history of salvation and a special dignity all our own that is different from that of priests and religious ... discuss

As someone drawn to Dominican spirituality, and as a Thomist, I read “Meditations for Lent” every spring. It is a perfect Lenten reflection and meditation book. This past Sunday, we heard ... discuss

It is my happy privilege to announce that the 2015 Virtual St. Joseph Altar is now open. It is an online version of the many St. Joseph Altars that are erected by Italians both in Italia as well as th ... discuss

#AshWednesday. May your #Lent be Holy, contemplative, and fruitful. To help remind us what comes at the end I offer my video from a few years ago:   And for those that haven’t seen the new ... discuss

O’ happy fault, let us enter LENT with open hearts and penitent lips. For some helpful explanations and reminders about FASTING and ABSTINENCE check out St. Peter’s List Blog: The Idiot ... discuss

When I was in grade school, my younger brothers always had less homework than I did. I would look back on the previous year’s homework load and think to myself, “Wow, last year was so easy compare ... discuss

Hello all. Thank you for visiting Wondering Zygote Emeritus (WZE) blog for the last few months. My goal was to post all throughout Lent. It was mostly successful.After reading a few books on blogging ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 30, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler The Belgian priest and physicist, Monsignor Georges Lemaître died in 1966 after receiving news that his theory of the birth of the universe—wh ... discuss

.: Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting :.This is how we celebrated yesterday's Solemnity of the Incarnation.  Not really sure how something so dark and un-blue and un-white could symbolic ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 23, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler When Shakespeare imagined what young King Henry V might have said before the Battle of Agincourt a century and a half before, he wrote one of the ... discuss

I haven’t been writing for a while, probably the longest stretch of non-writing I’ve had in the last few years.  I just haven’t been able to; just the simple act of putting pen to paper or ... discuss

[NOTE: This is my annual St. Patrick's Day post, originally posted on St. Patrick's Day 2005] Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!(Happy St. Patrick's Day!)As a Roman Catholic of Irish descent, I am, qui ... discuss

Traditional Catholic Prayers: O Kind Creator, bow thine earO kind Creator, bow thine earTo mark the cry, to know the tearBefore thy throne of mercy spentIn this thy holy fast of Lent.Our hearts are op ... discuss

Traditional Catholic Prayers: O Kind Creator, bow thine earO kind Creator, bow thine earTo mark the cry, to know the tearBefore thy throne of mercy spentIn this thy holy fast of Lent.Our hearts are op ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 9, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler Those who are in a position to do so are wise to consult an investment advisor, and at the start of Lent, it is not irreverent to say that the Lor ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 2, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler Joseph Stalin was responsible for the deaths of around 20 million men, women and children by massacres, torture, starvation and execution. Figures ... discuss

Over the past few years it has been my blessed privledge to honor San Giuseppe by putting in a plug for the Virtual St. Joseph Altar that was started by Evann Duplantier in 1999. (This is the 16th yea ... discuss

--1-- The Podcast Is UpI swear I'm going to have to stop talking about the occult. Blogtalk Radio and Facebook are starting to SPAM me with how-tos for Satanism. Next week will be about putting your g ... discuss

___________________________________“…it would be hard to find anyone who was more truly a man for all seasons and all men…”~ Erasmus, 1521 ___________________________________ Execution of S ... discuss

The past is dead.  The future:  we don't know.  All we have is the Now. Lent came and went, and just as quickly we saw Easter fly by.  We enjoyed our spring break and while things ... discuss

So on this blog, I have been MIA - yes - it happens to all of us.  I can briefly state that while we've been busy, who isn't anyway, but that I have been hammering out ways to live Lent in new wa ... discuss

Preached a series of 5 sermons on Our Lady of Fatima during Lent @ Precious Blood. Also recorded the talks for Chinese radio. Sermons:  http://fatheranthonyho.wordpress.com/sunday-sermons/ Radio ... discuss

Holy Week is here! Do you feel like your children are ready for Holy Week? Are they ready to walk with Jesus? A couple of years ago, I had been stirring because I felt like my children were not real ... discuss

Not even two weeks in and I've fallen off the Lent wagon.  Sometimes, I think I focus my time and energy to ensure my kiddos are making their sacrifices and understanding this liturgical season ... discuss

Well, I'm rather dissappointed that my last few posts did not show up on my blog. I have been posting from my iPod, and using the Blogger app, but they never did show!Pope Benedict XVI, affectionately ... discuss

A Meditation on Transfiguration, Lent, and Easter Today, Ash Wednesday, marks a time when those who follow a liturgical calendar of the Church year change seasons. From the time of Christmas (Jesus, ... discuss

by Patrick B. Craine BALTIMORE, November 16, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – At their annual meeting Tuesday, America’s bishops lent their strong endorsement in a unanimous voice vote to the canonizati ... discuss

by John-Henry Westen MONTREAL, March 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P) has launched its fundraising drive for Lent 2012.  Part of the ... discuss

by Fr. Frank Pavone Lent teaches us the meaning of love. Jesus endured His passion and crucifixion for each of us, giving Himself away that we might have life. Abortion, on the other hand, is the oppo ... discuss




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