Lenten Season

Thumbnail shutterstock 588424427 Back to Lent

How is your Lent going? These first few weeks have been really busy for me. I can imagine that in your life, too, you feel the “pull” of many...

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Thumbnail archbishop jose gomez lent 2017 God’s beautiful plan of love

We have begun the spiritual journey of Lent. And always at the beginning of Lent, the Church in her liturgy calls us back to our...

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Thumbnail collection giving credit lamppost collective shutterstock cna Good Friday Collection to benefit Holy Land Christians

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten...

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Thumbnail christ entering jerusalem on an ass by hippolyte flandrin  early 19th c. Holy Week and the obedience of faith

We are entering the holiest week of the Christian year. Beginning with Passion Sunday, we will trace the final steps of our Lord’s journey to...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 241341199 Lent and giving things up

Up here in the northern half of the planet, where Lent coincides with the end of winter and the onset of spring, the imagery of rebirth and...

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Thumbnail lenten recipe slumgullion Lenten Recipe Series: Covenantal fasting and Sunday feasting

In the Sunday readings at Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent this year the connection between the text from the Old Testament and the Gospel may...

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Thumbnail lenten recipe Lenten Recipe Series: Devils on Horseback (a.k.a. “The devil didn’t make me do it”)

Reading through tales of gods and heroes from various mythological traditions one is struck by their similarities. Hercules, Gilgamesh, Theseus,...

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Thumbnail lent recipe ouefs au buerre noir Lenten Recipe Series:Journey’s end

Laetare Sunday, the 4th Sunday in Lent, is an oasis in the liturgical desert. In the midst of our Lenten fasting and desolation, while sorrowfully...

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Thumbnail lent recipe potage parmentier Lenten Recipe Series: Ways in which God reveals Himself

This Sunday’s First Reading recounts how Moses, having fled his home for killing an Egyptian, made his way to Midian. There he married and became a...

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Thumbnail lenten recipe   palm sunday Lenten Recipe Series: What is truth?

On one hand our culture is committed to the Decartean principle, the sovereignty of empirical evidence: If it can be seen, it must be true. This...

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Thumbnail pope francis 1 in st peters square during the wednesday general audience on may 22 2015 credit stephan driscoll cna 6 17 15 Let go of 'false lights' that lead down the wrong path, Pope says

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2017 / 04:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said Lent is a key time to open ourselves to the light of Christ and...

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Thumbnail ash wednesday ashes My ultimate Lenten goal: Greater union with Christ

One year, physically exempt from Ash Wednesday and Good Friday fasting obligations, I gave up food I like. I ate food as plain as I possibly could,...

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Thumbnail lenten recipe 1 Passiontide: A sense of impending dread, a glimmer of divine mercy

As the last third of Lent begins this Sunday, it’s time to hunker down to more fervent sorrow for sin as the universal Church enters Passiontide.In...

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Thumbnail annunciation fra angelico Some Lenten reflections on our Christian vocation

We are halfway down the road in our Lenten journey toward Easter. This past Sunday we celebrated “Laetare Sunday” — the Sunday of joy and...

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Thumbnail ashley lanuza new 2015 The ‘L’ Word: Lent

As a child, I thought Lent was a time to stop eating chips or chocolate and start helping mom with the chores. It meant that the Church was colored...

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Thumbnail easter sunday mass The Way of the Cross: A rich source of grace and mercy

On Good Friday, March 25, following the 3 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the 10th annual Via Crucis — Way...

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Thumbnail refugee children at the sharia al haman hope refugee camp in duhok iraq 1 on march 28 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 4 1 15 This Lent, an opportunity to help Middle East Christians

A gift of 40 dollars in Lent could help persecuted Christians and other refugees in the Middle East, thanks to the latest appeal from the Knights...

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