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Posted on February 27, 2023 in: General News

Source Author: Michael Monshau, OP Michael Monshau, OP Professor of Liturgy, Homiletics and Spirituality at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, in Rome Drawing strength from a shared experience Do you need Lent this year or are you planning on doing without it, or don't yo...

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Try a Fatima-Focused Lent

Posted on February 27, 2023 in: General News

Source “Penance, penance, penance,” cried the angel, pointing to the earth with his right hand in the “Third Secret” of Fatima. This Lenten season is a perfect time to tie repentance into Fatima’s century-old call for penance and sacrifice. In his book Fatima f...

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When Lent Gets Inconvenient

Posted on February 27, 2023 in: General News

Who Needs Lent? We Do

Posted on February 27, 2023 in: General News

Source By: Deacon Keith Fournier On Ash Wednesday, bishops, priests and deacons around the world administer the ashes to the faithful who come forward to identify themselves as pilgrims on the 40-day journey of repentance and conversion called “Lent”. The word is derived from an o...

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Source The Lent and Easter seasons mark the holiest times of the year for us as Catholics. It’s essential that we start preparing now for Lent so that Lent will be a season spent preparing for Easter. This Lent resource guide is designed to provide Catholics with the books, videos, apps, an...

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Chair of Saint Peter

Posted on February 13, 2023 in: General News

Source Feast day: Feb 22 The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter celebrates the papacy and St. Peter as the first bishop of Rome. St. Peter's original name was Simon. He was married with children and was living and working in Capernaum as a fisherman when Jesus called him to be one of the Twel...

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Fasting and Abstinence during Lent

Posted on February 13, 2023 in: General News

Source Lent is the time before Easter during which the faithful abstain and fast in remembrance of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made on Calvary. It is a 40-day time of preparation before Easter, the memorial of the death and resurrection of Jesus. There are two main ways that Catholics use to foc...

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Source By Genevieve Netherton Don’t blink. Lent will be here before you know it. Isn’t that how it always is? The Christmas season is behind us and it feels like Ordinary Time has only just begun— But suddenly it’s Ash Wednesday, and we’re scrambling to decide...

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