Topic: lenten

By Jean M. HeimannJune 13th is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. With it being so close to Father's Day, my dad has been on my mind, so I thought I would re-post this popular post I wrote last year a ... discuss

Bosch's Christ Carrying the CrossThe Christological treatises in the Summa Theologica make excellent Lenten reading. If you are looking for something for the short time remaining in Holy Week, I recom ... discuss

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I hope that it's true, because posting photos seems to be the only thing I have time to do right now. I can't believe I didn't post once during the en ... 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

Parker's Back by Flannery O'ConnorThe Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde ... discuss

IN just three days we will be in the Lenten season. We begin each Lent with Ash Wednesday as a reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Gen. 3:19). It is good for everyone to consider ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. From the very beginnings of Christianity, the faithful have been abundantly blessed by the cycles of feast and fast days. From the great Holy Day of the Lord’s Resurrection, ... discuss

Benedictines of Mary have been featured on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Wall Street Journal, NPR, EWTN, Rome Reports, Billboard's #1 Classical Traditional Artist of 2012 & 2013, ... discuss

1. Okay kids, it's February 2010. That's early-mid 2010, right? So why am I still waiting for the digitization of the 1901 Irish census? Hmmm? Can't Ireland get on this? *******2. Problem: Part of my ... discuss

Go here to download a free e-book version of The Power of the Cross by Michael Dubruiel. The book was put out of print in 2009, but I've made it available in an e-book version. It is very good Lenten. ... discuss

Go here to download a free e-book version of The Power of the Cross by Michael Dubruiel. The book was put out of print in 2009, but I've made it available in an e-book version. It is very good Lenten. ... discuss

A monk from Esphigemenou monaster, about to toss a Molotov cocktail.Question: "The Esphigmenou monastery [on Mount Athos] has recently made headlines; what is happening with them and why are the monks ... discuss

Today is the last day of waiting, after forty days of preparation. Part of my preparation for Resurrection Day has been reading through the entire Bible. This afternoon I finished Peter's epistles and ... discuss

Today's Lenten Bible reading covered 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, First and Second Thessalonians. Since it is Holy Week, my eyes and ears are tuned into the topic o ... discuss

(This is inspired by a reflection I heard yesterday while listening to Johnnette Benkovic on her EWTN radio show Women of Grace)The following was a part of the 1st Reading from Tuesday's Office of Rea ... discuss

Today's Lenten reading covers Romans and 1 Corinthians. Since Good Friday and Resurrection Day are fast approaching, these two passages from the letter to the church in Corinth caught my ear. Christ ... discuss

I listened to all of the Acts of the Apostles today in today's Lenten reading. I did not read a word. Nevertheless, it's a great aural experience. Luke tells a good story. He flashes back a little bef ... discuss

Let's get to know our new pope by reading his words. The text below is from the pope's Lenten message to his flock in Argentina:Lent is presented us as a shout of truth and certain hope that comes us ... discuss

This is from Light of the World, in the context of discussing the proper response to the sex abuse scandals and recovering the joy of the priesthood itself:The concept of penance, which is one of the ... 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

The erudite President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, would, under any circumstances, be on a short list  from which the College of Cardinals will select the n ... discuss

In my Bible reading plan this Lent, reading through the entire Bible in 40 days, I consumed Leviticus up to chapter 15, a little over half way. I studied this book a few years ago with some co-workers ... discuss

 --- 1 ---Can I say how grateful I am for 7 Quick Takes?  The whole concept of it is an awesome idea.  I love the idea of being able to bang out a bunch of stuff that can be complete or ... discuss

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season of preparation for the glorious celebration of Easter. Pope Benedict XVI calls people to return to God in the homily of his Ash Wednesday Mass, w ... discuss

It's Ash Wednesday again. And as I sat in church for Mass and ashes, I was reminded of my experience last year.My first post regarding Ash Wednesday pertained to the bioethical importance of Lenten pr ... discuss

My friend Daria Stockey has written a great piece on Father's For Good on the Knights of Columbus website called "Giving Up Stuff".  We should be thinking of what Lenten practices we are goi ... discuss

In just three days we will be in the Lenten season. We begin each Lent with Ash Wednesday as a reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Gen. 3:19). It is good for everyone to consider ... discuss

We are one week out from Ash Wednesday.  Now is time to prepare for Lent.  Do you know what you are going to give up?  I usually indulge a bit more in this week in whatever I am going t ... discuss

Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with ashes on your forehead and so many ... discuss

Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, Sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with your ashes on your forehead and so ma ... discuss

'Infancy Narratives' Seals One of Pope's Finest Gifts to the ChurchSomething for Everyone in Last of 'Jesus of Nazareth' SeriesBy Kevin M. ClarkeSAN DIEGO, California, DEC. 4, 2012 (Zenit.org).- In c ... discuss

“It’s beginning to look a lot like ...”... that time of year when we celebrate Christmas for roughly four weeks, beginning in late November, and ending abruptly on the day following that which i ... discuss

Born to a pious middle-class French family of tradesmen; daughter of Louis Martin and Marie-Azelie Guérin Martin, and all four of her sisters became nuns. Her mother died when Francoise-Marie was onl ... discuss

The Contemplative LifeWhen Clare heard St. Francis of Assisi preach his Lenten homilies at the Church of San Giorgo, she felt a fire stir within her soul and became determined to live the gospel in a ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for June 13 is St. Anthony of Padua.Anthony is one of the most popular saints in the Church. He is the patron of lost things and numerous other causes. In Brazil, he is considered ... discuss

OBFUSCATION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION If the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle? I Cor 14:8 A few weeks ago, an elderly man who had lapsed from the practice ... discuss

Vesperal Liturgies are appointed by the Typikon to be done only on days of strict fasting, and they are preceded by either the Lenten Hours or by Royal Hours. It is done in the evening because on day ... discuss

By Brendan Dudley While the United States and many other nations face moral and economic decline, Catholics and all Christians sometimes face the temptation to view ourselves as superior to the ... discuss

You have to be a pretty interesting person to be able to write three short, funny and spiritually wise biographies before you’re terribly old. Heather King is onesuch. She describes herself as & ... discuss

Tonite marks the 50th Anniversary of my 1st Holy Communion.It was at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein during the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper @ 7:30 pm. In those days, those of us ... discuss

During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on ... discuss

I was so glad to read this:The 40 Days for Life spring campaign of pro-life advocacy, prayer and community outreach ended on April 1 after saving hundreds of babies from abortion.“This was the large ... discuss

So, we're in the full swing of the Octave of Easter ("It's an eight-day party!" says the Catholic Church. Who says religion is dull?) and though I can not quite yet fight my way down from this sugar h ... discuss

Good Friday Tre Ore ServiceRacine Lutheran High SchoolApril 6, 2012John 19:25-27“How Could Jesus Find Time to ThinkAbout His Mother?”The wages of sin is death. And deathis a bitter paycheck. All ... discuss

I was really hoping to have one or two new paintings completed for Easter Sunday, but I spent most of yesterday revising my Michael Jackson painting from last week and working on a new portrait of Tim ... discuss

I'm writing biweekly for the Catholic Herald - it's an honor. Here is this week's: Finding the sacred in the arts Barbara Curtis 4/20/11 Lent is a great time to introduce classical music and art ... discuss

Tomorrow begins the holiest days of the liturgical year, the Easter Triduum. I always reach this time wishing I had made a better Lent. This year was an especially busy time with a visit to Texas for ... discuss

Wednesday of Holy Week is known as Spy Wednesday. It is traditionally the day that Judas plotted to betray Jesus. One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and sai ... discuss

Dawn Eden - a young convert whose experience before coming to Christ has given her wisdom beyond her years - has a new book coming out which I am so anxious to read. She sent this Lenten meditatio ... discuss

Our Brother did this for us. No words can express our gratitude. “Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.” How would we thank a brother or a sister who gave their all for us, who sacr ... discuss

I keep forgetting when I started this blog except for when I try to go backward and find some answers or inspiration or whatever it is I think I'm looking for.  Then I am reminded that I starting ... discuss

I do hope so of my readers who, too, are postabortive, are following along with Lumina's Lenten series... Monday's was particularly poignant. The title alone is enough to get me going... Jesus wins.&n ... discuss

Each parish in the diocese of Kandy has organized special programs for their faithful. Pilgrimage, Way of the Cross and a fundraiser to build a new cancer ward at the Kandy General Hospital. Diocesan ... discuss

Our Brother did this for us. No words can express our gratitude. “Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.” How would we thank a brother or a sister who gave their all for us, who sacr ... discuss

Elizabeth Duffy has a strong piece on how Lent begins to feel, after a while:It’s always around this time of year that I wish I had given up a noun rather than a verb for Lent—some thing, some ... discuss

This Sunday is Palm Sunday - another Lent almost gone. While I haven't done everything I had hoped to for Lent, I had one big success - my kids noticed a difference between Lent and ordinary time! ... discuss

Redemptive Suffering: Offering Christ Crucified in our own Flesh: Talk IV of IV of a Lenten Series from LoveAndResponsibility.Org on Vimeo.Do listen to this brilliant talk on Redemptive suffering. ... discuss

What Our Savior Saw From the CrossJames Tissot, 1836-1902Lord, hear our prayers for:The soul of Gregg Margarite and peace for his family and friendsThe soul of Rafael Furst and peace for his family an ... discuss

“…Msgr. Bridge told LSN said that Bishop Mulhall will continue withholding financial support to the CCODP “until the whole thing is settled with regard to the relationship between the Co ... discuss

by Peter Baklinski PEMBROKE, Ontario, March 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The diocese of Pembroke, Ontario has decided once again not to sent any of this year’s Lenten collection to the Canadian C ... discuss

“Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso eripe me: quia tu es Deus meus et fortitudo mea.”“Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause against an u ... discuss

Passion Sunday is a term sometimes used to denote the fifth Sunday of Lent in the Christian liturgical calendar.In Traditional Catholic and Prayer Book Anglican circles, Passion Sunday continues to re ... discuss

New Again by Brad Paisley & Sara Evans.  I'm not able to watch the entire video, in fact I hide my eyes through 75% of it, but felt it was worth sharing nonetheless.  I needed a Lenten wake ... discuss

Single Blessedness: A Vocation to Be Present to the Lord: Talk III of IV of a Lenten Series from LoveAndResponsibility.Org on Vimeo.What is the single life? Is it that you can't yet find a husband or ... discuss

Good morning. Interesting graphic, eh? Another, this one of the info-sort. An interesting what-if scenario. Taking fasting seriously … and not so seriously. Simple and evil. Tactics tactics ... discuss

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Woman caught in Adultery -LentAnother installment in a fine Lenten series for the postabortive from Lumina.  A passage of Scripture that I go back to again, and again, and again...I'm the woman a ... discuss

Lenten PretzelsFR. WILLIAM SAUNDERSDo pretzels really have anything to do with Lent? The pretzel indeed has its origins as an official food o ... discuss

Archbishop Charles J. ChaputIn times of need we turn to God through the acts of prayer and fasting. These practices draw us closer to the Lord as we seek His assistance and protection. I, along wi ... discuss

Are we there yet? its only 5,615 miles… Thus says Cyrus, king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD, the God of heaven, has given to me, and he has also charged me to build him a ... discuss

Are we there yet? its only 5,615 miles… Thus says Cyrus, king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD, the God of heaven, has given to me, and he has also charged me to build him a ... discuss

Vestments: Rose INTROIT Isaias 66: 10,11 Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow: that you may exult, and be filled from the br ... discuss

Our family celebration will be simple today. We will have potato soup and homemade bread for our main meal. We lift the traditional Martin family Lenten ban on desserts and table sugar so there will a ... discuss

Beloved National Family,May the Lord bring us Peace!As we all know from our Ash Wednesday Gospel of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18), the three great works of Lent are fasting or self-de ... discuss

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The past week has been a mishmash of various appointments, interviews, good books, Lenten assessment, confession, complaining about springing forward, thinking about college stuff, and generally wonde ... discuss

The bishops of Pennsylvania have declared March 30 to be a day of prayer, fasting, and abstinence for religious liberty.“The assault by the federal government on constitutionally guaranteed religiou ... discuss

I just finished printing and assembling a beautiful Lenten study for children I know you will love - an amazing gift from the mother who blogs at The Family in Feast and Feria She has taken 40 daily ... discuss

This Lent, I invite you to join our national prayer campaign to end abortion. If you visit our web site you will be able to sign up for and obtain the “Prayer of Commitment” that Priests ... discuss

…In a strongly-worded letter dated March 7, the ten bishops, led by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, also ask for an extra day of fasting on Friday, March 30, in response to the U.S ... discuss

by Kathleen Gilbert PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The bishops of Pennsylvania have asked the state’s 3 million Catholics to offer their Lenten fasts and prayer ... discuss

(Sigh...) It goes on and on. An article on the Washington Post Blog on Sunday discussed the Archdiocese's letter suspending Fr. Guarnizo for actions "unrelated" to refusing Communion to Buddhist lesbi ... discuss

The Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania have called for Friday, March 30, 2012, to be a day of prayer, fasting and abstinence for religious liberty.  Below is their letter to the faithful: Broth ... discuss

So we just passed the third Sunday of Lent, and I have pretty much broken every single one of my Lenten promises.1.  I ate popcorn.  At night.  A lot.2. According to my oldest son, ... discuss

First reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18 Psalm: Ps 116:10,15-19 Epistle: Romans 8:31-34 Gospel: Mark 9:2-10 “This is my beloved Son.” Relatedness: Today we continue our Lenten study of family ... discuss

First reading: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18 Psalm: Ps 116:10,15-19 Epistle: Romans 8:31-34 Gospel: Mark 9:2-10 “This is my beloved Son.” Relatedness: Today we continue our Lenten study of family ... discuss

Brethren: Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus’ Name. I wish to share with you these very interesting titles from Zenit.org, for your information and edification: • Pope: Confession a Key Pa ... discuss

October Baby “Every life is beautiful” From Brett Kunkle, Mark your calendars for March 23. That’s when a new movie, October Baby, will hit movie screens. I was able to preview the ... discuss

A few great videos I thought I’d share with the readers of this blog during the Lenten Season. (Just a note for folks in the Diocese of Tennessee: Stanley Hauerwas–in the 3rd video–i ... discuss

Who for our offenses are justly displeased. Yet, O God most holy, O holy and mighty, O holy and merciful Savior, give us not over unto bitter death. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to th ... discuss

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Lent is a season of Life. As baptized believers, we reflect on how the Passion, death, and Resurrection of Christ have brought us the new life we now live. We commit ourselves to join all our suffe ... discuss

While the U.S. bishops valiantly fight a mandate by the Obama administration forcing people of faith to cover contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, the Canadian bishops’ international developm ... discuss

The Church in Canada - The Gospel Coalition is holding an event in Ontario. The Gospel Coalition has an interview with John Mahaffey, a member of the TGC council, on the state of the church in Ca ... discuss

2nd March 2012 Lenten Talk byFather Dominic                            ... discuss

Can I trade in this kid? Ummm, NO! “God put Abraham to the test… ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ ‘Here I am!’ he answered. ‘Do not lay your hand on the boy. Do not do the least thing to him. I ... discuss

Can I trade in this kid? Ummm, NO! “God put Abraham to the test… ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ ‘Here I am!’ he answered. ‘Do not lay your hand on the boy. Do not do the least thing to him. I ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: The Founders of our country had what historian Ellis Sandoz has called “a paradoxical sense of the dignity and frailty o ... discuss

Redemption of the BodyPrayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving in the Redemption of the Body: Talk I of IV of a Lenten Series from LoveAndResponsibility.Org on Vimeo.Living in a culture of lust where pleasure ... discuss

When the “learning opportunity” of the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle was taking place, I wrote:[the past day's high drama had given] me a mental image of Moloch, enraged and s ... discuss

And this one's a bishop! The Bishop of Shrewsbury will urge Catholics to confront the “terrifying reality” of hell in a Lenten pastoral letter this Sunday. Quoting from the Catechism of the Cath ... discuss

By Melanie Baker Benedict’s Corner is a weekly summary of our Holy Father’s latest words on topics related to HLI America’s mission. Lent began this year just days after a Consistory was ... discuss

I'd like to give a shout-out to a newly discovered blog, Catholic Cuisine.  Naturally as someone concerned with living a Catholic life in tune with the Liturgical Year, I quickly found this blog ... discuss

As one of my Lenten projects this year, I'm trying to only use the Internet for good instead of evil, and by that I don't mean I'll cease from ranting on editorial pages of left-leaning "newspapers" b ... discuss

by Francis Cardinal George - The Lenten rules about fasting from food and abstaining from meat have been considerably reduced in the last forty years, but reminders of them remain in the fast days on ... 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 st ... discuss

First reading: Genesis 9:8-15 Psalm: Ps 25:4-9 Epistle: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 “God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you an ... discuss

First reading: Genesis 9:8-15 Psalm: Ps 25:4-9 Epistle: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 “God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you an ... discuss

CATHOLICS DEFENDING LIFE PRAYER TEAM ARE HOSTING 40 DAY LENTEN PRO-LIFE PRAYER VIGIL TO END ABORTION. THEY WILL BE HELD AT LOCAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD, 316 PENN AVE., SCRANTON (PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS TH ... discuss

As we make our Lenten journey, I invite you to join with me and thousands of others in a Lenten Prayer for Life. You can find it here. Lent is a season in which we prepare to celebrate Christ’s t ... 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 priest ... discuss

Hey, this is my boat! You cannot go alone… “God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you. ... discuss

For those of you with Roman Catholic Daily Missals, you may have been surprised to see that each day of Lent has its own Mass propers - Introit, Collect, Scripture readings, Offertory, Communion, Po ... discuss

Hey, this is my boat! You cannot go alone… “God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you. ... discuss

I have to admit, sometimes I rue going to church on Ash Wednesday. More often than not because of my work schedule, I have to go to a parish not my own and end up with a defective homily. My own paris ... discuss

I wound up mentioning this quote to three different people last week. Obviously it is on my mind, so I'm sharing it here. Perfect for Lent and possibly also perfect for other circumstances we find our ... discuss

While guidelines for Lenten fasting have been loosened over the last 40 years, there has been no lessening of Catholics' duty to defend their faith, even with their lives. ... discuss

I'm making an Internet fast for Lent.  I'm checking my emails on Sundays. See you on the other side! May God bless your Lenten observance.  ... discuss

Benedict XVI said that Lent means building our lives "not outside" the Lord, "as if He did not exist." The "desert" is the place of man's weakness, but also a place where we experience the presence of ... discuss

The Holy Fathers' criticism of marriage tribunals do not seem to be well known - even among clergy. Even in supposedly "orthodox" circles, Catholic lay people who take interest in this matter are susp ... discuss

Click here to see this article on CatholicMom.com! The Nails of Lent Lenten sacrifices for children have been pretty varied in our home over the years. We've worked with them in order to give up can ... discuss

The number of people following Pope Benedict XVI on Twitter has increased 400 percent over the last 24 hours.On Feb. 23 his account had 2,500 subscribers, but today that figure is at more than 12,500 ... discuss

 God, the Creator of Life, is pro-life.Are you? "If we do not teach people that abortion is wrong,others may convince them that murder is right.~True Love Leads To Life ... discuss

Welcome to Lent!1. We woke up on Presidents Day to a dusting of snow that melted quickly. I ran out and snapped a few photos before it disappeared.2. That afternoon we decided to get everyone out o ... discuss

So I'm reading this really great Catholic commentary on the Gospel of Mark and I remembered that I have a ton of Bible study posts for the Gospel of Mark. I'm going to begin reposting them, inter ... discuss

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Well, Day 1 of Lent was pretty rich. Got to lector at Mass for one of my favorite readings and psalms, which was neat. Got to spend more time at a doctor’s office than I wanted to for something ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Grace and Good to all in Jesus Christ our Lord. The following is Chapter 1, of Part IV of the Imitation of Christ. I wanted to share with you as a Lenten meditation. TH ... discuss

via campaign.r20.constantcontact.com Dear HLI Family, As we enter into the holy season of Lent, let us pray that all make the most of this time of fasting and reflection, that we rend our hea ... discuss

FAQs About Lent * New FAQ's * Why do some refer to Easter as Easter and others use Lent or Pentecost and what is the significance of each ... discuss

First reading: Joel 2:12-18 Psalm: Ps 51:3-6,12-14,17 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 and 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart Foc ... discuss

First reading: Joel 2:12-18 Psalm: Ps 51:3-6,12-14,17 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 and 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart Foc ... discuss

Hello again. It's the second day of Lent.  I don't know about you but I've already screwed up.  I'm supposed to be practicing prudence this Lenten season, the virtue of doing God's will in all thi ... discuss

The Temptation of St. Thomas Aquinas From the Summa Theologica (II, 2, Q 147, Art 1) of St. Thomas Aquinas writes the following words on Fasting.  Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and the start of ... discuss

What started with just one hour in College Station, TX not even ten years ago, has grown to a bi-annual 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach in hundreds of cities ... discuss

First reading: Isaiah 43:18-19,21-22,24-25 Psalm: Ps 41:2-5,13 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 “Child, your sins are forgiven.” On the river: Bill lives about thirty ... discuss

Today is Ash Wednesday. This is the time for spiritual renewal. Yesterday, I came across a very beautiful passage on humility by St. Faustina. O humility, lovely flower, I see how few souls possess yo ... discuss

First reading: Isaiah 43:18-19,21-22,24-25 Psalm: Ps 41:2-5,13 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 “Child, your sins are forgiven.” On the river: Bill lives about thirty ... discuss

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Well the penitential season of Lent has finally arrived. We are now in 40 days of preparation for the coming of Our Lord and Saviour, for his Resurrection, and so, we are also doing 20 days of penance ... discuss

Well, it’s Ash Wednesday, thanks, thanks be to God! We head into forty days of intentional slowing-down, of being more prayerful, more thoughtful, less reactive. I don’t know about you, bu ... discuss

WHAT I'M READINGI am already reading two books that are really hitting me where I live. How handy! I can just keep going with them through Lent.Night of the Confessor by Tomas HalikNight of the Confes ... discuss

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season of preparation for the glorious celebration of Easter. Pope Benedict XVI calls Lent a time for reflection in preparation for Easter.The Lenten se ... discuss

"those whom society sees as serving no purpose are often the ones closest to God because they recognize their dependence upon Him. Meanwhile, those traits which we admire most in ourselves and others ... discuss

So...I am not Catholic, Lutheran or Methodist, but I do participate in Lent and it seems like I've been going about it all wrong, which is probably why my Lenten "sacrifices" never stuck. A lovely and ... discuss

Meménto, homo, quia pulvis es, et in púlverem revertéris.What I am giving up: All desserts, snacks, my nightly bowl of popcorn, second helpings, alcoholic beverages and meat.  What I am addin ... discuss

This is a test.  For the next sixty seconds, this blog will conduct a test of the Emergency Lenten Penance System.  This is only a test:  If this had been an actual emergency, the signa ... discuss

Before you run off to get your sackcloth and ashes, I have to share two things, one reminder, and a tease.Thing 1This is a printable Lenten Calendar for kids developed by Catholic Icing...Click h ... 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

February 22, 2012. (Romereports.com) During the Pope's general audience, Benedict XVI talked about the meaning of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The Pope explained the significance of having 40 ... discuss

40 Days for Life is gearing up for another Lenten season of saving lives. However, Jeannie Ludlow, member of the Abortion Care Network, has likened these brave pro-lifers to the devil tempting Jesus i ... discuss

40 Days for Life is gearing up for another Lenten season of saving lives. However, Jeannie Ludlow, member of the Abortion Care Network, has likened these brave pro-lifers to the devil tempting Jesus i ... discuss

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.Our observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics. At Mass on Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes replicates a ... discuss

Today's Mass embodies the spirit of Lent. All are reminded to be sorry for sin and to do penance, but not in a spirit of showy sadness or of inward despair. Rather, let the sincere and humble prepare ... discuss

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

In the vault of modern political oratory is a speech of one senator inthe 1960's quoting George Bernard Shaw: “You see things; and yousay, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ... discuss

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By Melanie Baker Benedict’s Corner is a weekly summary of our Holy Father’s latest words on topics related to HLI America’s mission. In light of the grave developments that are playing o ... discuss

Ah, Lent! That time of year when we spend a little more time than usual reflecting on how much we have distanced ourselves from God by our sin. For those who love God, it is easy to get discouraged an ... discuss

Tomorrow the season of Lent begins. By our penance, we say no to ourselves and yes to God and others. This reverses the power of sin, by which we say yes to ourselves and no to God and others. A pe ... discuss

Just to get you started - here are my links for Lent and Easter.  I'll be adding more as time permits and they will be placed in my Lent links pages.  Enjoy! Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Fr ... discuss

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI FOR LENT 2012 “Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works” (Heb 10:24) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Lenten season o ... discuss

Contact: Barry Connolly, 203-748-1033 BETHEL, Conn., Feb. 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Reviewers and readers alike are praising 'The Good Thief,' a powerful and moving novel by Christian author ... discuss

Living Stations Rehearsals are being held at Guardian Angel Church on Ash Wednesday Media invited to interview actors and get a sneak preview of the performance Contact: Vanessa Denha Garmo, 248-830 ... discuss

Outside my window... Really cool picture by Tim Fitzwater via the Ohio Group on Flickr. This is about what it looks like here in this unusual February winter - the plants and everything are still ... discuss

Ash Wednesday is February 22 (TOMORROW!), and many Catholic Christians and Christians of other denominations will be entering the 40-day Lenten period. For those of you who may not be in the know,&nbs ... discuss

Lent is a season neglected by many evangelicals. But you don't have to be a member of a liturgical church to enrich your family's spiritual life through observing the 40 day preparation for Easter. ... discuss

When is Lent this year?This coming Wednesday, February 22, is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Lent ends with the start of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Good Thursday, April 5, and Easter Sund ... discuss

The new Cardinal’s Lenten message stresses the value of sharing. And asks future governor to ensure full democracy in Hong Kong and that absolute liberalism in which territory is submersed be correc ... discuss

Please bookmark this post and/or share it via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc using the links at the bottom of this post.  This post is a collection of all of my past posts for Lent.  This is ... discuss

Our Lord tells us, as recorded in Scripture, "Unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13:3). And St. John the Baptist announced the coming of the Saviour with the ominous ad ... discuss

The penitential season of Lent is the period of forty week-days beginning on Ash Wednesday. It is a season of the Church year that commemorates the forty days Jesus fasted and prayed in the wil ... discuss

This was the recording from the 40 days for life cast the vision event to help start the 2012 Lenten campaign. Some excellent talks here featuring David Bereit and Shawn Carney. ... discuss

In just three days we will be in the Lenten season. We begin each Lent with Ash Wednesday as a reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Gen. 3:19). It is good for everyone to consider t ... discuss

  FROM THE PASTOR February 19, 2012by Fr. George W. Rutler In the vault of modern political oratory is a speech of one senator in the 1960's quoting George Bernard Shaw: “You see things; ... discuss

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Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.> 1.  Mr. Pete has been gone since Wednesday - hobnobbing with his fellow music store colleagues and band directors.  He was ... discuss

A weekly column by Father George Rutler.  In the vault of modern political oratory is a speech of one senator in the 1960's quoting George Bernard Shaw: “You see things; and you say, ‘Why? ... discuss

“What are you giving up this Lent?” Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, and prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are traditionally practiced over the next forty days. We give up meat on Fridays whil ... discuss

... thinking, "I really need to get a list like that together. Maybe I can post one on Monday."And I'm liking her categories, specifically the first one, "Pure Lenten Fiction Poke-n-the-soul" and am t ... discuss

Contact: Tricia Steadman Jump, 202-629-5936 WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- In just a few days, Catholics across America will begin the Lenten season, a 40-day period of prayerful ... discuss

Contact: Fr. James Gavin OFM, Cap, Church of St John the Baptist, 914-843-7997 NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- WHAT WONDROUS LOVE Vespers of Lent - Sundays at 4 pm Well-known preac ... discuss

My past Lenten series -- "A Meaningful Lent" -- is here. (I've also moved it up in the sidebar. Just click on the desert and you're there.)You'll find everything from the Lamb of God calendar for youn ... discuss

First reading: Job 7:1-4,6-7 Psalm: Ps 147:1-6 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23 Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Busy: ... discuss

First reading: Job 7:1-4,6-7 Psalm: Ps 147:1-6 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23 Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Busy: ... discuss

Lent begins in less than two weeks. So...how will I spend those six weeks? It seems to me that one of the best things I can do is turn off and tune in. I hope to turn off the TV for six weeks, reduce ... discuss

Lent is a time to reflect on the very heart of Christian faith: charity. ... discuss

Contact: Audra Jennings, 800-927-0517 ext 104, ajennings@tbbmedia.com; Common English Bible Newsroom NASHVILLE, Feb. 8, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- In time for the beginning of the centuries-old tr ... discuss

“Today, in general, we are very sensitive to the idea of charity and caring about the physical and material well-being of others, but almost completely silent about our spiritual responsibility towa ... discuss

Father Z has suggested that Catholics read Jesus of Nazareth, Volume 1 & 2, by Pope Benedict XVI for lent. I could not support this idea more, except that Father Z. asks that you purchase those books ... discuss

These two and a half weeks--Septuagesima to Ash Wednesday--serve as a time of transition for the soul, which must pass from Christmas joys to the stern penance of the sacred forty days of Lent. T ... discuss

A combination of issues — doctors and deadlines and bears, oh my — has necessitated my asking for a little assistance on the blog, this week. Coming to my rescue are three outstanding blog ... discuss

Today, the reformed Roman calendar celebrates the feast of St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Father and Doctor of the Western Church. Known in particular as “Doctor Angelicus” (“the Angelic Doctor ... discuss

Simcha Fisher is doing a book give-away, and it’s a book I completely and utterly want to read!And that reminds me: as the Patheos Book Club winds down its look at Paula Huston’s Simplifyi ... discuss

True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit--it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.Tryon Edwards Humility means knowing the good about yourself and the bad about ... discuss

Two Tebow pieces of interest to Tebow fans:First up, Joseph Bottum, who made a big hit with his Christmas-themed Amazon Single (a short ebook) Dakota Christmas, has published another one, this time on ... discuss

In one of those happy synchronicities, my column at First Things this week appears to play right into the hands of the Patheos Book Club.g>Allow me to explain. Over at First Things, I chronicle the ex ... discuss

The following is a press release from Fr. Michael Rodriguez concerning the unprecedented legal action taken by (his) Bishop Armando Ochoa against him (I formatted the press release to eliminate sp ... discuss

The Diocese of Lancaster, England and its Bishop, The Right Reverend Michael Campbell, OSA are making headlines on a daily basis. First, it was the brave Bishop's strong Pastoral Letter for the new ... discuss

Top Ten Posts of 2011 (Most Popular):1. Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God2. Lenten Ideas 20113. A Prayer for Rain  4. St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio): Priest, Mystic, an ... discuss




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