Topic: lent

Mar 03 - Homily: Humility, the most Important Virtue Fr. Joseph McShane on the importance of humility as highlighted in the Gospel and the lives of the saints. Ave Maria! Mass: Tuesday 2nd Week of ... discuss

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The Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent puts Jesus’ knowledge of our human nature so clearly: He really knew what... The post The Wisdom of the Cross appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Mar 3, 2015 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Karachi, based in Pakistan's largest city, held a Lenten seminar last month to help the faithful there revitalize their f ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | The Death of Shame by Diane McKelva of Catholic Stand - BigPulpit.com Three Big and Beautiful Benefits of Lent – Tom Hoopes, Aleteia∝ Fifty Shades of Madness: No ... 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&n ... discuss

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2015 / 11:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The capacity of all men to commit the most despicable of sins should inspire the self-awareness necessary to accept God's mercy and move forward ... discuss

Second Sunday of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR. ALFONSE NAZZAROGod put Abraham to the test.  He called to him, "Abraham!"  "Here I am!" he replied.  Then God said:  "Take your ... discuss

Thursday of the First Week of Lent(Click here for readings) By SOPHIE DRUFFNER "And now, come to help me, an orphan.  Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion and tu ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Christ and demands a response of listening to and following Jesus, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus addres ... discuss

During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession | National Catholic Reporter div> ... discuss

Mar 02 - Homily: Be Merciful, as Your Father is Merciful As we grow in holiness, we become more like God, Who is infinite mercy. Ave Maria! Mass: Monday 2nd Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings: ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma During Lent, I’ve often meditated on what role I would play in Christ’s Passion. Would I be Simon of Cyrene, helping to carry Christ’s Cross? Would I be one of the holy women ... discuss

Mar 01 - Homily: "The Mirrored Faith of Abraham and Mary" This is reflection given by Fr. Louis Maximilian M. Smith on the readings for the 2nd Sunday in the liturgical season of Lent Ave Maria! Ma ... discuss

Sometimes the test is almost impossible. God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am!” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love ... discuss

Text: Mark 8:27-38Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.In today’s Gospel Reading we hear that the Apostle Peter certainly did not like the idea of the cro ... discuss

Feb 28 - Homily: "What God Wants" This is reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent. Ave Maria! Mass: Saturday 1st Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings ... discuss

The Sacrifice of Isaac, by Juan de Valdes Leal (1659).First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18Responsorial: Psalm 116:10,15-19Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34Gospel: Mark 9:2-10In today’s Gospel readi ... discuss

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Wichita, KansasWelcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival! We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. Be ... discuss

Mar 01 - Homily: Live by Faith, Not Signs Don't focus on seeking extraordinary signs and miracles, but rather live by faith. Ave Maria! Mass: Sunday 2nd Week of Lent - Sunday - Form: OF Readings: 1 ... discuss

Even if we face trials, if we follow the way of Jesus, we will find happiness. With this message, Pope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in a sunny St. Peter's Square on the Second Sunday of Le ... discuss

I have been thinking a lot about Lent and Easter.  I understand the joy of Easter in human terms.  It's like a great party trick, first our Savior was dead and now he isn't.  We had los ... 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

Feb 18 - Homily: Lent, Time of Renewal in Christ During this Lent let us strive to desire to be better and more pleasing to God by living a virtuous and holy life. May we listen to what will draw u ... discuss

Kansas City, Mo., Feb 28, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by the hit-making, Missour ... discuss

By Sarah Reinhard | According to OpenBible.info, school, chocolate, and Twitter are the top three things people on Twitter are giving up this Lent. Taking a look at the top ten, I can’t he ... discuss

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Question: "This article was sent to me as "proof" that Lent is contrary to the scriptures: http://www.pastormike.com/lent-and-why-i-dont/ How do we respond?"The author of this article has to concede t ... discuss

Here is the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * In this first meditation of Lent, I would like to take adva ... discuss

By Tom and April Hoopes | User's Guide to Sunday, March 1 | Sunday, March 1, is the Second Sunday of Lent (Year B).   Family This is a good week to remind everyone of his or her Lent ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Is Reviling a Mortal Sin? by Stacy Trasancos PhD of The Integrated Catholic Life™ - BigPulpit.com Show Some Love and Punish Your Kids - Monsignor Charles Pope, Aleteia&# ... discuss

7 Things Not to Do For Lent - Catholic Stand : Catholic Stand div> ... discuss

Feb 27 - Homily: Ezekiel & Alessandro Serenelli The prophet Ezekiel tells us that God does not desire the death of the wicked, neither did St. Maria Goretti. Ave Maria! Mass: Friday 1st Week of ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While Pope Francis has altered the custom of his predecessors by leaving the Vatican for his yearly Lenten retreat, one priest tells CNA the pon ... discuss

Time for some Friday Fun! Here is my definitive list of 20 things I don’t have to give up for Lent, because they aren’t in my life already. 20 – Trips to Europe 19 – Katy ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 27, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fallen away Catholics are being invited to “come home” this Lent through a worldwide initiative led by Pope Francis, which points to ... discuss

Feb 27 - Homily: Lenten Double Duty Father tells us that we have a "double duty" during Lent, doing penance for ourselves and for others. He tells us that many souls are damned because there was no ... discuss

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROJesus said to his disciples:  "In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because ... discuss

Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROJesus said to his disciples: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will ... discuss

The Sacred Lance and Nails of Our Lord Jesus ChristFriday after the First Sunday of LentMass Said in Some Places Introit: Ps. xxi: 17-18 et 15They have pierced my hands and my feet: they have numbered ... discuss

I. What I am currently reading for Lent:1. Thirsting for Prayer -- Jacques Philippe2. The Magnificat Lenten Companion3. The Word Among UsII. Best Catholic Books for Lent 2015III. Best Catholic Films f ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 2 of 6 Texts:  Exodus 20:1-17 and Hebrew 4:1-16Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Last we ... discuss

As I type this blog post out, I'm watching my favorite uber guilty pleasure show which I will not name because it's a cheesy kids/teen show. It's not new (first season released in 2006 and the last se ... discuss

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

One of the things that strikes me most when we do the Way of the Cross is that we are doing it right in front of the person who actually walked it.  Christ is in the Tabernacle, the person who ac ... discuss

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Today is the feast of St. Paula Montal Fornés (1799 - 1889), foundress of the Daughters of Mary, Sisters of Pious Schools.Paula was born in a small seaside village near Barcelona, Spain in 1799 to Ra ... discuss

The time is here and now. After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 25, 2015 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For pilgrims in Rome, Ash Wednesday marked not only the start of the Church’s Lenten season, but also a traditional Lenten pilgrimage that ... discuss

All of us have difficulties with prayer and this is normal. Prayer is a relationship and one that takes a lot of work to get even to the point of even being OK. So, if you are looking for ways to jump ... discuss

fM">via the power of IFTTT   Lent 1, (February 22, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 1:9-15) TITLE: “Baptized Into Temptation with Christ” Grac ... 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

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.Thoroughl ... discuss

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By Sarah Reinhard | Lent’s a good time to revisit saints’ books, and they make great gifts for the First Communicant, godchild, or other young person in your life. This set of three ... discuss

Feb 25 - Homily: Jonah, Lent and Repentance Fr. Elias on how the readings today focus on the call to repentance as delivered by Jonah and how this relates to our season of Lent and how we must freq ... discuss

So, some selected passages from tonight (Tuesday’s) canon. (tonight’s link is to Tuesday’s canon, and is the translation we used in our service tonight) (from the 3rd ode) In You, t ... discuss

This Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mark the Lenten Ember Days.  I've written on the Ember days many times previously so I will not rehash the same information.  Instead I will offer a new ... discuss

Feb 24 - Homily: The Our Father Our Lord gives special attention to the petition of forgiveness because it is necessary for our salvation. Ave Maria! Mass: Tuesday 1st Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: O ... discuss

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I understand that all memorials (optional and obligatory) ... discuss

Feb 24 - Homily: Forgiveness in Lent Fr. Joseph reflects on Lent an how it is a season to find forgiveness for our sins, for our own sins and for for others'. This is also a season for obtaining th ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 24, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- By gathering the members of the Roman Curia for Lenten spiritual exercises this week, Pope Francis is participating in a tradition that stretche ... discuss

At the Great Canon of St. Andrew. The Great Canon is, to put it mildly, a penitential 2×4 swung by a gorilla hitting you right between the eyes. An introduction can be found here. Here are the fi ... discuss

Feb 23 - Homily: Universal Call to God and Neighbor Fr. Alan on how our journey to God is inextricably linked to our love of neighbor and this is a particularly appropriate message for Lent when we ... discuss

Monday of the First Week of Lent(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSS‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father.Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.For I was hun ... discuss

No. Seriously. Don't tell me what you're giving up for Lent. Chocolate, sugar, TV, whatever it is you're giving up, that's between you and the Lord. ... discuss

Pro-Life Action League Issues Call to Action During Lent Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Abortionists locked up in prison for murder ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY -- The 40 days of Lent are a reminder that we face spiritual deserts, and we must confront them with courage and the aid of Scripture, Pope Francis said during hi ... discuss

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Lent is a time when we are called to look at our sinfulness through the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ.  There is a temptation when we look at our sinfulness to get stuck there. We keep the f ... discuss

Feb 23 - Homily: The Goal is Charity Our goal, even our penances for Lent, are directed to love God and neighbor. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Polycarp - Mem - Form: OF Readings: Monday 1st Week of Lent 1s ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Worst Excuses for Anti-Catholicism, Ever by David Rummelhoff of Epic Pew - BigPulpit.com Outrage! President Obama Likens ISIS to Crusades? – Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of G ... discuss

Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s Place for Sunday Snippets, where we share posts from the previous week.Here are my posts from this past week:St. Peter Damian: Monk, Bishop, Card ... discuss

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Vatican City, Feb 22, 2015 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The 40 days of Lent are a reminder that we face spiritual deserts, and we must confront them with courage and the aid of Scripture, Pope Francis ... discuss

By Tom and April Hoopes | User's Guide to Sunday, Feb. 22 | Sunday, Feb. 22, is the First Sunday of Lent (Year B).   Mass Readings Genesis 9:8-15, Psalm 25:4-9, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark ... discuss

Feb 22 - Homily: Lent, Season of Spiritual Joy Based on today's Gospel of the Lord's temptation in the desert, Fr. Elias reflects on how Lent should be a season of joy even if it involves penance. ... discuss

Feb 22 - Homily: Baptism Saves Us Noah, the ark and the flood prefigured the waters of baptism by which we are cleansed of sin and saved. Ave Maria! Mass: Sunday 1st Week of Lent - Sunday - Form: O ... discuss

The Lenten season is a time of spiritual combat in which "we have our gazed fixed upon Easter, which is the definitive victory of Jesus against the Evil One." With these words, Pope Francis addressed ... discuss

Feb 22 - Homily: "Lent: An Opportunity To Be Washed Clean" This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 1st Sunday in the liturgical season of Lent Ave Maria! Mass: S ... discuss

First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15Psalm 25:4-6,7-9Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22Gospel: Mark 1:12-15In the first reading, God makes a covenant with every mortal being on earth through Noah: “Never again ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Last ... discuss

1st Reading: Genesis 9:8-15 God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was wit ... discuss

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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

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By Sarah Reinhard | I know Lent has started, but maybe I’m not the only one who still appreciates a good find. Besides, Lent is a long season. These three finds might be beneficial for you ... discuss

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By JEAN M. HEIMANN | Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II Prayers, Reflections and Activities for Families    By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle Ave Maria Press, 2014 96 page ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum.1.The look of my Domestic Church - from the beauty and festivity of St. Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras -to the simplicity of Lent2. I am always in a ... discuss

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Feb 21 - Homily: Return to the Divine Physician Father Joseph reflects on the Gospel message that is so fitting during this season of Lent that we sinners need to return to God the Divine physician ... discuss

I'm somewhat ambivalent about #MuslimsForLent.On the one hand, I appreciate the sentiment. It always seems like Christians are the one doing the interfaith outreach. They're like that friend who's alw ... discuss

By Sarah Reinhard | This week on Register Radio, Jeanette DeMelo and Thom Price talk to EWTN's Father John Paul Mary Zeller about the advantages of living Lent to the fullest. In the second half ... discuss

By Jimmy Akin | This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent, and we read about events that occurred at the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Following his baptism, Jesus spent 40 days in the ... discuss

1. Ash Wednesday -- I went to Mass this Wednesday and got my ashes, despite the fact that I had been ill with chronic pain for two days. My husband took this picture of me, which I am offering up for ... discuss

February 21st is the feast of St. Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church, reformer of the Church--and writer of hymns. Although his feast is not often celebrated in most parishes, when  ... discuss

Pro-Life Action League Issues Call to Action During Lent Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Abortionists locked up in prison for murder ... discuss

Tips for Mid-Lent Penance AdjustmentJennifer Fitz reminds us that our chosen penance isn't set in stone. If we need adjustments, she's got three good tips.The Importance of Rough Housing With Your Kid ... discuss

Feb 20 - Homily: Practical Notes on Fasting Father gives us some practical notes on fasting, abstinence, and penance for this Lent and for the whole year. He reminds us that as Christians, we are b ... discuss

Lent: Are You Ready to Get Serious About Evil? - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Reposting this because, well, it's that time of year! Also the point about fasting from flesh is one that strikes me hard every time I think of it.From American Catholic:Abstinence forbids the use of ... discuss

To fast during Lent is not just an external observance, "rather it is a fast that comes from the heart." This was the reflection offered by Pope Francis during his morning homily at Casa Santa Marta. ... discuss

We began the season of Lent this past Wednesday, and this weekend is the first Sunday of Lent. Today is... The post This Is The Purpose of Lent appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

By Mark Shea | When I was in high school, every February saw the annual ritual of "Sadie Hawkins Day." Sadie Hawkins was a character in the old cartoon strip "L'il Abner" who took things into he ... discuss

By Simcha Fisher | Think you know more or less what Lent is about? Nope, nuh-uh, wrong-o. You haven't plumbed the depths of contradictary human behavior until you've spent several years observin ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2015 / 04:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While addressing the priests of the Diocese of Rome on Thursday, Pope Francis also responded to a question about married priests, underscoring t ... discuss

K-Lo just posted my exact feelings to her FB page:I need to get out of my mood where all I want to write in the column due in the morning is: REMEMBER NEVER AGAIN? Do you see what is happening to Chri ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 1 of 6 Text: Exodus 20:1-17 and 32:1-20Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Today is Ash Wednesd ... 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

Ash Wednesday, (February 18, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn 
(Matthew 6:1–6, 16–20) Part One of a Nine Part Series on the Lord’s Prayer ... discuss

“I would invite everyone to live this Lent as an opportunity for engaging in what Benedict XVI called a formation of the heart” writes Pope Francis in his 2015 Lenten message. The pope sub ... discuss

With Ash Wednesday yesterday marking the start of Lent, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I has invited Muslims to join Christians in their Lenten fast, reported Fides. In order to obtain “as s ... discuss

This conversation just happened about 5 minutes ago:Me: You know what? I'm going to give up the internet after 8 p.m.;  9 p.m. today because I have a couple of things to finish.Mom: Are you sure ... discuss

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. As Lent, the collective penitential season, is upon us, Catholics often wonder why penance is so important if confession forgives sin. Usually in the confessional, a priest giv ... 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

By THE EDITORS | The Holy Father on living well these 40 days | Pope Francis’ 2015 Lenten message attacked the “globalization of indifference” and asked the faithful to ref ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — In his Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis said the time of Lent is a call to leave hypocrisy behind and reconcile with God through fasting, charity and pr ... discuss

Ash Wednesday(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“But when you fast,anoint your head and wash your face,so that you may not appear to be fasting,except to your Father who is hidden.And ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2015 / 12:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis said the time of Lent is a call to leave hypocrisy behind and reconcile with God through fasting, char ... discuss

With Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of the Christian season of Lent, 40 Days for Life prayer campaign is back. The campaign has expanded globally and now involves cities and towns across the worl ... discuss

This afternoon –Ash Wednesday, day of the beginning of Lent – an assembly of prayer took place in the form of the Roman “Stations,” presided over by Pope Francis. At 4:30 pm, ... discuss

By PETER JESSERER SMITH | BALTIMORE — “For me, a little snack in school was Jesus Christ. That was God, for me.” Thomas Awiapo recounted how a “little snack,” made ... 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

Feb 18 - Homily: This Lent, Give Up Yourself Father comments on the practice of giving something up for Lent, and encourages us to do more than that. We should also do something positive, such as g ... discuss

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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 the collect for today.Grant, O Lord, that we may ... discuss

Feb 18 - Homily: Lent, The Time is Now Fr. Elias exhorts us to embrace this season of penance which begins today on Ash Wednesday by resolving to do that difficult change in our lives on which we h ... discuss

Getting to the Point: Ash Wednesday: Today is Ash Wednesday, of course, and the beginning of Lent. Happy Lent to you all, and may it help us all grow closer to the Lord, to rep... div> ... discuss

Baltimore, Md., Feb 18, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program aims to continue its forty-year Lenten tradition of supporting hunger relief – and one ... discuss

  “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)   It i ... discuss

Attend daily Mass at least once a week. Pray the Stations of the Cross each Friday. Set aside a few... The post Ten Things For Lent appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... 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

Time to get a new shirt. And Jesus said to them, “No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; if he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is ma ... 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 is he, ... discuss

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“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, one ... discuss

Dear community, Tomorrow we will embark in a new Lenten journey. Prayer, mercy and charity, conversion of heart, these are both our pillars and our solid ground, paving the road towards the Passion an ... discuss

By Simcha Fisher | How should we observe Lent? Catholics are often eager to share what works for us, and eager to warn others away from what turned out to be disastrous for us. But, as Jimmy Aki ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you.Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent for Catholics of the Latin Rite - that's most of us.I'm lining up my Lenten readings and they include biblical Hebrew study, Bi ... discuss

Feb 17 - Homily: Mary and Lent Fr. Alan connects today's celebration of the founders of the Servite Order with Lent which starts tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. He does this by proposing devotion to the S ... discuss

"The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of the cross of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain stre ... discuss

I'm a bit of a podcast junky as we all know. Here are some of my favorite faith podcasts which are especially helpful to me at Lent. Though, to be fair, I tend to listen to most of them year-round.Wor ... discuss

Fasting. No one likes it. Even people who don't care about food too much don't like it. And no wonder. We get hungry, we get cranky, we're uncomfortable ... darned uncomfortable.I rarely remember ... discuss

I've been busy posting lists of books, movies, and suchlike for everyone. But I haven't said much about my own personal plans for Lent.Then I read Joseph's plan at Zombie Parent's Guide and found it i ... discuss

Tomorrow is the start of Lent - Ash Wednesday! In my home we will finally unplug the lighted tree out front and some Christmas lights I have left over the mantel. We will take down the corn stalks I ... discuss

Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSThe Pharisees came forward and began to argue with Jesus,seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.He sighed ... 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

7 Ways to Have A Really Good Lent - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Ten Tips for the Best Lent div> ... discuss

Bangkok, Thailand, Feb 17, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Since Ash Wednesday coincides this year with Chinese New Year – also known as Lunar New Year – many bishops in East Asia are gr ... discuss

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Once again Lent is coming around again in it’s a annual cycle. Yet with Easter being a movable feast we still are always a bit surprised by the start of Lent regardless of whether Ash Wednesday ... discuss

One of my oldest friends (who I've known for over a decade) doesn't like social media very much. She uses Facebook sparingly, doesn't have a Twitter account, and takes forever to reply to messages not ... discuss

By KATIE WARNER | Every year before Lent begins, I scour the Internet and books for inspiring resources and creative ideas, then prayerfully discern how I can go beyond a chocolate fast to make ... discuss

Once again, it is time for our Aggie Catholics annual Lenten mega-post.  Links, videos, and resources will be added and updated throughout the Lenten season. Please leave your feedback and a ... 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

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

As always, less than a week before Ash Wednesday, I'm still wrestling over what to give up and what to take on. But one thing we know for sure, there will be movies and books in my Lenten plan.There a ... discuss

In a vision, God summarized all of divine revelation to St. Catherine in two two-word sentences: "I'm God. You're not." Why is it so easy for us to forget that second thing?Peter Kreeft, Practical The ... discuss

3 Big and Beautiful Benefits of Lent - Aleteia div> ... discuss

Here are some new Kindle deals that may interest you: Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson ($1.99); The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler ($2.99); The Gospel by Ray Ortlund ($3.99); The Gospel as ... discuss

I went to the TLM at St. John the Baptist in Front Royal today. I love that Mass -- so reverent, so much silence for reflection, so obvious that we are all worshiping together following our shepherd u ... discuss

Today is in the Byzantine Tradition is Cheesefare Sunday, in addition to being Forgiveness Sunday.  As the Orthodox Church website shares:The Sunday of Forgiveness is the last Sunday prior to ... discuss

WHAT IS LENT?"Lent is a retreat that the Church gives us in order to re-focus on what should be first in our lives. The purpose of Jesus' life was to glorify the Father and save the world. ..Lent is n ... discuss

St. Gregory PalamasQuestion: "To be Orthodox, must a person hold to the distinction in God between essence and energies?"Let me first ask a slightly different question: to be Orthodox, must a person u ... discuss

I thought about rereading something this year but feel that I want something new. Something that I can just read a little at a time and soak up and reflect upon. Somehow Romano Guardini has come to my ... discuss

Recalling that this week is Carnival week, which precedes Lent, Metropolitan Onufra Berezovsky of Kiev, the primate of the Ukrainian Church, has announced that the Ukrainian Church has canceled a ... discuss

The great Catholic writer Georges Bernanos once said that, "the world will be saved only by free men. We must make a world for free men." He wrote those words nearly 70 years ago in the wake of a ter ... discuss

1.  This week, Father Jacques Philippe was the speaker at our three-day parish mission. He spoke on the topic of Spiritual Poverty.  Each day, I went to Mass and Communion and then returned ... discuss

One giant list of fiction to inspire them all and in the light to find them. Oh. Sorry. I've begun rereading the Lord of the Rings and it does show a bit! This is a huge list to be sure. But it has so ... discuss

Lent, Day by Day | George Weigel | First Things div> ... discuss

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...How will you observe it?The three traditional areas of focus are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. What will you do in each of these areas to grow closer to the Lord Jesus who died for you? Will the ... discuss

... at 7 a.m. central time, on Relevant Radio. I'll be talking with John Harper about teens and young adults -- digging deeper during Lent and making the faith their own. ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Why a Catholic Priest Saved the Lives of 1000 Muslims by Sister Grace Candiru of Aleteia∝ - BigPulpit.com How to Fraternally Correct a Friend – Lisa Cotter, Focus ... discuss

Contact: Barry Connolly, 203-748-1033 BETHEL, Conn., Feb. 11, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christians searching for an inspired selection for a book discussion group or for their own Holy Week readin ... discuss

A Day With Mary #128: A Marian Lent Ave Maria! Fr. Giles speaks on Our Lady during the “Day With Mary�? held at Pater Noster Church in Myaree, Western Australia on 7 ... discuss

Contact: Kelcee Marcum, OCP, 503-460-5358, kelceem@ocp.org PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 10, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dan Schutte, one of the best-known and most influential composers of Catholic music a ... discuss

Outside my window...I am thinking...about my mom, my sister, my best friend and just pondering life and winter and Lent.I am thankful...for the season of Lent and hoping to make the most of it this ye ... discuss

By Sarah Reinhard | A number of years ago, not long after I became Catholic, I discovered The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. I was enthralled with it, and did something I rarely do: I reread ... discuss

What Should I Do For Lent? Pope Francis’ 10 Tips - FOCUS Blog div> ... discuss

Contact: Kelcee Marcum, OCP, 503-460-5358, kelceem@ocp.org PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 10, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dan Schutte, one of the best-known and most influential composers of Catholic music a ... discuss

The other day, or gosh, maybe it was this morning, a friend asked me what I was doing for Lent, and I immediately launched into plans for articles I hoped bloggers here in the Catholic Channel would b ... discuss

Yesterday would have been my mom's 87th birthday.  I'm re-writing this piece in honor of her, and also in preparation for Lent.Titus 2: 3  "Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in ... discuss

Text:  Mark 1:29-39Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.The Season of Epiphany will be ending next week with a big, bright bang of glory, as we hear about Je ... discuss

Lent is a season of  drawing  into a deeper intimacy with Jesus. Watching sacred films during Lent is one method I use to draw closer to Christ. Here are the films I recommend watching this ... discuss

A Day With Mary #127: Lent and the Eucharist Fr. Giles speaks on the Eucharist during the "Day With Mary" held at Pater Noster Church in Myaree, Western Australia on 7 February 2015. +++ For Audio ... discuss

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception -- Wichita, KSPlease join me and other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s Place for Sunday Snippets, where we share posts from the previous week.Here are my posts:The ... discuss

By Sarah Reinhard | Many of us have that little pocket computer misleadingly called a “phone” in our purse or pocket or hand. Here are three apps I’ll be using this year for Le ... discuss

Catholic Fire: Best Catholic Books for Lent 2015 div> ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Five Scientific Findings that Support Religion by Ed Rogers of Psyched Catholic - BigPulpit.com Weapons for Battling Lucifer in Lent – Father Dwight Longenecker, Standin ... discuss

This year, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18.1.  Lent is a great time to catch up on your spiritual reading. What will you read this Lent? You can check out some reading ideas at:Best Cat ... discuss

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In this period of Pre-Lent, we focus on the need for a Savior and recall the sin of Adam and Eve. This past Sunday, the Church began the season of Septuagesima.  Septuagesima is traditionall ... discuss

Wednesday if the Third Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“Endure your trials as “discipline”;God treats you as his sons.For what “son” is ... discuss




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