Abundant Living During Lent Ash Wednesday is a somber day where we begin our forty days of fasting before we celebrate our Lord rising from the dead to give us new life. It’s a day where we contemplate our chosen sacrifices and prayers to help us grow closer to our Lord. We choose to surrender parts of ourselves to… Read more »
For one thing, these ashes are enduring reminders of our Catholic identity – a way that we can continue to brand ourselves as believers, and bind ourselves together. In a culture that is increasingly splintered and split apart, those ashes on our foreheads proclaim to the world who and what we are. You could also argue that it is such a part of our tradition, nobody wants to give it up. From our earliest days, we are brought to Church to get ashes – parents will even bring babies, to have…
NEED PRAYERS? The Redemptoristine nuns' annual Our Mother of Perpetual Help novena will be held from June 19 through 27, and they'd love to include you in their prayers. Send prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Redemptoristines, visit their website: RedemptoristineNuns.org. To watch a two-minute video about them, click on the above image.
101 Practical Fasting Ideas for Lent Redux - This enlightening article helps us "assess our current spiritual state" before we choose what to give up for Lent. It shares some powerful, if not painful (appropriate!) introspective opportunities.
April 21st - Saint Anslem: Saint Anselm was a Benedictine monk, Christian philosopher, and scholar who is recognized for many intellectual accomplishments, including his application of reason in exploring the mysteries of faith and for his definition of theology as "faith seeking understanding."